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
article
Publication
Leiden ,
Subject
Sociology
Source (journal)
International journal of comparative sociology / York University. Department of Sociology and Anthropology [Toronto, Ont.] - Leiden, 1960, currens
Volume/pages
52(2011) :4 , p. 350-368
ISSN
0020-7152
1745-2554
ISI
000293248200006
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This article looks at the impact of citizenship acquisition on the labour market position 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 strict acquisition rules. Based on Labour Force Survey data for 2008, this study uses probit regression to estimate the 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.
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