Christina Gathmann How Can We Improve the Performance of Immigrants in the Labor Market?
Immigrants typically perform much worse than natives in the labor market. Focusing on amendments to German citizenship law enacted since reunification, in this video, CHRISTINA GATHMANN examines the impact of those reforms on the integration of immigrants in the German labor market. The study finds that the German liberalization of citizenship policy by shortening residency requirements improved both employment rates and wages for immigrants. With particularly positive effects being identifiable for marginalized groups (women and those originating from poorer countries), the research has important implications for national and international debates on immigration, integration, and equality.
LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10669
Access to Citizenship and the Economic Assimilation of Immigrants
- Chrstina Gathmann and Nicolas Keller
- The Economic Journal
- Published in 2017
Citizenship and the Social Integration of Immigrants: Evidence from Germany's Immigration Reforms
- Nicolas Keller, Christina Gathmann and Ole Monscheuer
- Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolit
- Published in 2015