Publication
Title
Employment chances and changes of immigrants in Belgium : the impact of citizenship
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of comparative sociology / York University. Department of Sociology and Anthropology [Toronto, Ont.] - Leiden, 1960, currens
Publication
Leiden : 2011
ISSN
0020-7152 [print]
1745-2554 [online]
Volume/pages
52:4(2011), p. 350-368
ISI
000293248200006
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 15.09.2011
Last edited 16.07.2017
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