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Female immigrant labour supply: The effect of an in-work benefit
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
(English)Manuscript (Other academic)
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Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-4810OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-4810DiVA, id: diva2:205618
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Part of urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-1767

Available from: 2007-12-18 Created: 2007-12-18 Last updated: 2013-09-05Bibliographically approved
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1. Essays on immigrant self-employment and labour supply
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2007 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This licentiate’s thesis consists of two essays on immigrant self-employment and labour supply.

The first essay (co-author Mats Hammarstedt), Intergenerational transmissions in immigrant self-employment: Evidence from three generations, reviews intergenerational transmissions in immigrant self-employment over three generations. More precisely, we study whether self-employment is transferred both from grandfather to grandson and from father to son, as well as if there are any differences between immigrant groups and differences between immigrants and natives. In addition, we investigate the importance of the intergenerational transfer of general and specific human capital for choice of business line. The results show that having a self-employed father and self-employed grandfather have a strong positive effect on self-employment propensities for male third-generation immigrants. On the other hand, natives were found to transfer self-employment from father to son, but not from grandfather to grandson. The results also indicate that immigrants inherit self-employment abilities from their self-employed fathers increasing the self-employment propensity, but not necessarily in the same business line. In contrast, native self-employed fathers transfer human capital to their sons making them more prone to become self-employed in the same business line as the father is in.

The second essay, Female immigrant labour supply: The effect of an in-work benefit, focuses on immigrant labour supply, and evaluates the effect of a recently introduced in-work benefit, the so called job deduction, on the labour supply of single immigrant women. In this study, we address the following questions: What is the effect of the in-work benefit on the labour supply of single immigrant women? Does the effect of the in-work benefit on working hours differ between immigrant groups? The results show that, on average, there is no major effect of the in-work benefit on the labour supply of single immigrant women. However, households with the lowest incomes increase their working hours quite strongly. Furthermore, on average, there appears to be no difference in the effect of the in-work benefit between immigrant groups. In the low-income households, though, immigrants from non-European countries and from Southern and Eastern European countries, increase their labour supply relatively more than immigrants from Nordic countries and Western Europe. Finally, the relatively large increase in working hours for single immigrant women with the lowest incomes appears, above all, to be a result of increased participation in the labour market. However, part of the effect is related to an increase in the number of working hours of already employed women.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Ekonomihögskolan, Växjö Universitet, 2007. p. 81
Keyword
Self-employment, Intergenerational transmission, Immigrants, Labour supply, Labour force participation, Policy evaluation
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Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
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urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-1767 (URN)
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2007-11-16, K1076, Hus K, Växjö universitet, 351 95 Växjö, 13:00 (English)
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Available from: 2007-12-18 Created: 2007-12-18 Last updated: 2017-09-01Bibliographically approved

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