ERIC Number: ED472202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
From Parent to Child: Early Labor Market Experiences of Second-Generation Immigrants in the Netherlands. Discussion Paper.
van Ours, Jan C.; Veenman, Justus
This study investigated the early labor market experiences of second generation immigrants in the Netherlands, focusing on Turks, Moroccans, Surinamese, and Antilleans. Researchers examined those leaving school and their job experiences. Data came from a 1998 nationwide survey involving the four minority groups and a Dutch reference group in 13 large cities. Respondents described household composition, immigration history, neighborhood, parental education, work status while in school, leaving school, job search, job characteristics, wages, and type of contract (steady jobs, full-time jobs, and job level). Overall, ethnicity was not an important determinant of labor market position among ethnic minorities. Turkish and Moroccan immigrant children did not perform as well as native Dutch children. Young Surinamese and Antillean children also performed less well than their Dutch counterparts, but the difference was not as large. When leaving school, the average educational level of these ethnic groups was lower, participation in the labor market was lower, and finding a job was less likely than among Dutch natives. Ethnic makeup of the neighborhood did not have a large effect on immigrants' labor market position. Employed workers had jobs with similar characteristics irrespective of ethnicity. Information about the research is appended. (Contains 9 tables and 20 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands