Immigrant Performance in the Labour Market: Bonding and bridging social capital

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dc.contributor.author LANCEE, Bram
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T12:17:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-19T12:17:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2012, IMISCOE Research en
dc.identifier.isbn 978 90 8964 357 5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/21663
dc.description (Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2010.) en
dc.description.abstract To what extent can different forms of social capital help immigrants make headway on the labour market? An answer to this pressing question begins here. Taking the Netherlands and Germany as case studies, the book identifies two forms of social capital that may work to increase employment, income and occupational status and, conversely, decrease unemployment. New insights into the concepts of bonding and bridging arise through quantitative research methods, using longitudinal and cross-sectional data. Referring to a dense network with ‘thick’ trust, bonding is measured as family ties, coethnic ties and trust in the family. Bridging is seen in terms of inter-ethnic ties, thus implying a crosscutting network with ‘thin’ trust. Immigrant Performance in the Labour Market reveals that although bonding allows immigrants to get by, bridging enables them to get ahead. en
dc.description.tableofcontents Preface Abstract List of figures List of tables --1. Introduction and research questions Research questions Structure of the book --2. Social capital theory Introduction Collective versus individual-level social capital Bonding social capital Bridging social capital Conclusion --3. Immigrants in Germany and the Netherlands Introduction Migration history and background of the ethnic groups included Immigration regime and integration policy The labour market Social capital in Germany and the Netherlands The economic returns of immigrants’ social capital in Germany and the Netherlands Differences and similarities in the macro context --4. Immigrants’ social capital and labour market outcomes Introduction Labour market outcomes Hypotheses referring to bridging Hypotheses referring to bonding Human capital Social capital and labour market outcomes for men and women Conclusion --5. The case of the Netherlands Introduction Data and measurement Results Conclusion --6. The case of Germany Introduction Data and measurement Results Conclusion --7. Inter- and intra-ethnic friendships and unemployment duration for Turkish immigrants and native Germans Introduction Hypotheses Data and measurement Conclusion --8. Conclusions on immigrants’ bonding and bridging social capital Overview Findings Open questions Appendix The measurement of social capital using cumulative scaling References
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AUP en
dc.relation.uri http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=418030 en
dc.subject social capital en
dc.subject bonding en
dc.subject bridging en
dc.subject labour market outcomes en
dc.subject immigrants en
dc.subject The Netherlands en
dc.subject German en
dc.title Immigrant Performance in the Labour Market: Bonding and bridging social capital en
dc.type Book en


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