Unemployment and temporality among immigrants who arrived in Spain as children

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Albert F. Arcarons and Jacobo Muñoz Comet

This paper addresses the labour integration of immigrants who arrived in Spain before they were 13 years old (known as generation 1.5), and analyses the likelihood of them being unemployed or having a temporary contract. The results show that migrants of both sexes from Latin America, eastern Europe and Africa find themselves in a worse position than Spaniards. The gap is wider in cohorts that entered the labour market more recently, and is non-existent among the oldest. With certain exceptions, the differences disappear when controlling for various factors. While Africans continue to be at greater risk of unemployment, eastern Europeans and Asians outperform the native population, the latter group even in terms of temporality.

Key Words:  Spain, immigration, generation 1.5, arrival cohorts, sex, unemployment, temporality

DOI: doi.org/10.24241/AnuarioCIDOBInmi.2018.184

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