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Informal Recruitment Methods and Disadvantages of Immigrants in the Swedish Labour Market
Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8227-3659
2008 (English)In: Journal of ethnic and migration studies, ISSN 1369-183X, E-ISSN 1469-9451, Vol. 34, no 3, 411-430 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the probability of success for different methods of finding employment in the Swedish labour market, in times of both economic growth and decline. Existing West European studies on hiring processes have not allowed researchers to examine the relationship between job contacts and wage income among various groups of immigrants. Since our dataset is sufficiently large, this article examines job-finding strategies and labour market outcomes for individuals within two large groups, immigrants and natives. By studying those who have been in their current jobs for one year or less, the paper investigates to what extent both natives and immigrants use their social networks to find a job, and how informal job-finding methods are related to the rate of return in the Swedish labour market for the job secured, in terms of hourly wage. The findings show that immigrants, compared to natives, are less likely to be able to find jobs through informal methods and that jobs found through informal methods do not pay as well for immigrants as for natives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 34, no 3, 411-430 p.
Keyword [en]
Job-Finding Methods; Social Networks; Immigrants; Swedish Labour Market
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International Migration and Ethnic Relations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14147DOI: 10.1080/13691830701880251OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14147DiVA: diva2:22735
Available from: 2006-11-21 Created: 2006-11-21 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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1. Unequal Opportunities: The Impact of Social Capital and Recruitment Methods on Immigrants and Their Children in the Swedish Labour Market
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unequal Opportunities: The Impact of Social Capital and Recruitment Methods on Immigrants and Their Children in the Swedish Labour Market
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Avhandlingen består av tre empiriska studier som undersöker effekten av socialt kapital för individernas arbetsmarknadsutfall, utifrån två huvudsakliga frågeställningar. För det första: Vilka individuella egenskaper, såsom utbildningsnivå, genus och ursprungsland, underlättar eller försvårar tillgång till socialt kapital? Här studeras den avkastning som socialt kapital genererar på arbetsmarknaden, jämfört med utbildning och arbetslivserfarenhet. För det andra analyseras vilken betydelse en stigmatiserad social identitet hos vissa invandrade har för tillgången till socialt kapital och i vilken grad ett ”underskott” av socialt kapital påverkar deras arbetsmarknadsutfall. Resultatet av de empiriska undersökningarna tyder på att invandrare och deras barn, efter kontroll för produktionsrelaterade variabler, har mindre tillgång till socialt kapital och därför sämre arbetsmarknadsutfall.

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This thesis consists of an introduction and three self-contained studies on the impact of social capital on individuals’ labour market outcomes. It focuses on labour market conditions for immigrants and their children in Sweden. The central research questions of the thesis are twofold. First, what individual characteristics, such as educational level, gender and country of origin, enhance or hinder access to social capital, and how well is social capital rewarded in the labour market compared with education and work experience? Second, does the stigmatized social identity of some immigrant groups affect their access to social capital, and to what degree does such a social capital ‘deficit’ affect their labour market outcomes? The results demonstrate that inequality between immigrants (and their children) and natives (and their children) in access to networks with valuable resources of social capital is an important issue in their labour market outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2006. 51 + essays 1-3 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 369
Keyword
Social capital, social network, recruitment process, discrimination, immigrants, Social kapital, socialt nätverk, rekryteringsprocess, diskriminering, invandrare
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-7789 (URN)91-85643-96-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2006-10-27, K1, Kåkenhus, Campus Norrköping, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
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Available from: 2006-11-21 Created: 2006-11-21 Last updated: 2014-10-08Bibliographically approved

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