Is the neighbourhood effect an economic or an immigrant issue? A study of the importance of the childhood neighbourhood for future integration into the labour market
2009 (English)In: Urban Studies, ISSN 0042-0980, E-ISSN 1360-063X, Vol. 46, no 3, 583-603 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purported effects ]of concentrations of immigrants and poverty within cities on inclusion in the labour market are intensively discussed among politicians and researchers. This study uses a multilevel approach to analyse a large longitudinal dataset in Stockholm. The results confirm previous research that concludes that only a small fraction of socioeconomic output can be considered to be a result of neighbourhood origin. Moreover, it is concluded that economic characteristics of neighbourhoods have a larger impact than ethnic ones. Growing up in a wealthy area adds to the risk of having a low income at 24 and 25 years of age, but growing up in a poor area adds to the risk of being unemployed.
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2009. Vol. 46, no 3, 583-603 p.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-263404DOI: 10.1177/0042098008100996ISI: 000208148200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-263404DiVA: diva2:857919