Title: The Employment Experience of Refugees in the Netherlands
Authors: de Vroome, Thomas ×
van Tubergen, Frank #
Issue Date: 7-Jun-2010
Publisher: Center for Migration Studies
Series Title: IMR: International Migration Review vol:44 issue:2 pages:376-403
Abstract: This study focuses on the economically disadvantaged position of refugees. We use survey data of refugees from Somalia, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the former Yugoslavia in the Netherlands, to analyze refugees’ odds of employment and their occupational status. In line with human capital and social capital theory, we find that host country specific education, work experience, language proficiency, and contacts with natives are positively related to the chances of employment and occupational status. The study shows that health problems, integration courses, and the time spent in refugee reception centers form important additional explanations of the economic integration
of refugees.
ISSN: 0197-9183
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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