Migrant Networks and Labor Market Integration of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany.

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    • Abstract:
      Migrant networks are usually regarded as helpful for the labor market integration of recently arrived immigrants. From a general assimilation perspective, however, it has been questioned whether they are really the right sort of ties to help immigrants succeed in the host society, or whether, instead, they constitute some sort of mobility trap. Empirical evidence from available studies is mixed, and a reference to more general social capital theory suggests that the effect might be contingent on the institutional context of the receiving country, the specific immigrant groups involved, and the particular types of jobs. In this paper, we study the impact of migrant networks on the labor market integration of recent immigrants from the former Soviet Union to Germany. This turns out to be a strategic test case, for both theoretical and methodological reasons. Relying on longitudinal data and using discrete event history models, we show that the findings are different for two distinguishable groups involved, Ethnic Germans and Jewish Quota Refugees, and that whether the effects are positive or negative further depends on whether or not these groups seek entry to higher-status jobs in the professional, managerial, or technical occupations. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
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    • ISSN:
      0037-7732
    • Accession Number:
      10.1093/sf/sot155
    • Accession Number:
      96094161
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    • ABNT:
      KALTER, F.; KOGAN, I. Migrant Networks and Labor Market Integration of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany. Social Forces, [s. l.], v. 92, n. 4, p. 1435–1456, 2014. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 24 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Kalter F, Kogan I. Migrant Networks and Labor Market Integration of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany. Social Forces. 2014;92(4):1435-1456. doi:10.1093/sf/sot155.
    • APA:
      Kalter, F., & Kogan, I. (2014). Migrant Networks and Labor Market Integration of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany. Social Forces, 92(4), 1435–1456. https://doi.org/10.1093/sf/sot155
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kalter, Frank, and Irena Kogan. 2014. “Migrant Networks and Labor Market Integration of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany.” Social Forces 92 (4): 1435–56. doi:10.1093/sf/sot155.
    • Harvard:
      Kalter, F. and Kogan, I. (2014) ‘Migrant Networks and Labor Market Integration of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany’, Social Forces, 92(4), pp. 1435–1456. doi: 10.1093/sf/sot155.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kalter, F & Kogan, I 2014, ‘Migrant Networks and Labor Market Integration of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany’, Social Forces, vol. 92, no. 4, pp. 1435–1456, viewed 24 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Kalter, Frank, and Irena Kogan. “Migrant Networks and Labor Market Integration of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany.” Social Forces, vol. 92, no. 4, June 2014, pp. 1435–1456. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/sf/sot155.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kalter, Frank, and Irena Kogan. “Migrant Networks and Labor Market Integration of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany.” Social Forces 92, no. 4 (June 2014): 1435–56. doi:10.1093/sf/sot155.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kalter F, Kogan I. Migrant Networks and Labor Market Integration of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany. Social Forces [Internet]. 2014 Jun [cited 2019 Sep 24];92(4):1435–56. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=pbh&AN=96094161