Title
Employment chances and changes of immigrants in Belgium : the impact of citizenship Employment chances and changes of immigrants in Belgium : the impact of citizenship
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
report
Publication
Antwerpen :UA, [*]
Subject
Sociology
Source (series)
CSB working paper / University of Antwerp, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy ; 11/07
Volume/pages
26 p.,
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This paper looks at the impact of citizenship acquisition on the labour market positions of immigrants in Belgium. Citizenship is open to all immigrants with a sufficient period of legal residence, without any language or integration requirements. In that respect, this study is an important complement to existing studies which have mostly focused on countries with comparatively stricter acquisition rules. Based on Labour Force Survey data for 2008, this study uses probit regression to estimate static and dynamic employment probabilities and unemployment risks. We find that citizenship acquisition is associated with better labour market outcomes for non-Western immigrants in general. This effect remains after controlling for years of residence since migration, indicating the existence of a citizenship premium in Belgium.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/0d8ce2/d57980af.pdf
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