DP5884 Human Capital and Ethnic Self-Identification of Migrants
|Author(s):||Amelie Constant, Liliya Gataullina, Laura 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|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=5884|
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.