DP5884 Human Capital and Ethnic Self-Identification of Migrants

Author(s): Amelie Constant, Liliya Gataullina, Laura V. Zimmermann, Klaus F Zimmermann
Publication Date: October 2006
Keyword(s): ethnic self-identification, ethnicity, first-generation migrants, gender, human capital
JEL(s): F22, J15, J16, J24, Z10
Programme Areas: Labour Economics
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The paper investigates the role of human capital for migrants' ethnic ties towards their home and host countries. Pre-migration characteristics dominate ethnic self-identification. Human capital acquired in the host country does not affect the attachment to the receiving country.