Integration as a Catalyst for Assimilation

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dc.contributor.author Stark, Oded de_DE
dc.contributor.author Jakubek, Marcin de_DE
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-31 de_DE
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-18T10:04:13Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-31 de_DE
dc.date.available 2014-03-18T10:04:13Z
dc.date.issued 2013 de_DE
dc.identifier.other 391838792 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-69821 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/48020
dc.description.abstract We draw a distinction between the social integration and economic assimilation of migrants, and study an interaction between the two. We define social integration as blending into the host country’s society, and economic assimilation as acquisition of human capital that is specific to the host country’s labor market. We show that a non-integrated migrant finds it optimal to acquire a relatively limited quantity of human capital; with fellow migrants constituting his only comparison group, a non-integrated migrant does not have a relative deprivation-based incentive to close the income gap with the natives. However, when a migrant is made to integrate, his social proximity to the natives exposes him to relative deprivation, which in turn prompts him to form more destination-specific human capital in order to increase his earnings and narrow the income gap with the natives. In this way, social integration becomes a catalyst for economic assimilation. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podno de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_ohne_pod.php?la=de de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_ohne_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Integration de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 330 de_DE
dc.subject.other Assimilation , Social proximity , Interpersonal comparisons , Relative deprivation , Human capital formation en
dc.title Integration as a Catalyst for Assimilation en
dc.type ResearchPaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
dcterms.DCMIType Text de_DE
utue.publikation.typ workingPaper de_DE
utue.opus.id 6982 de_DE
utue.publikation.source University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 59 de_DE

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