High-Skilled Immigrants in Times of Crisis

posted Aug 14, 2014, 1:00 AM by Bogdan Voicu   [ updated Aug 14, 2014, 1:09 AM ]
Bogdan Voicu, Ionela Vlase. 2014. High-Skilled Immigrants and Social Integration in Times of Crisis. A Cross-European Analysis, International Journal of Intercultural Relations. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2014.07.003

Two days ago, the International Journal of Intercultural Relations published the paper of Bogdan Voicu and Ionela Vlase on how the economic deterrence affected the situation of immigrants in Europe. The authors focus on life satisfaction, ability to have a job, and civic participation. They make use of ESS data to investigate how different groups, depending on education and immigration status, cope with the times of crisis. Multilevel models are run at different points in time and the effects are compared across models. The conclusion is simple: in troubled economies, high-skilled immigrants prove to be better equipped to cope with the challenges brought by the crisis, but they also experiment a relative decrease in levels of life satisfaction (as compared to other immigrants or with various groups of native-born citizens). In functioning economies, high-skilled immigrants have a relative gain in life satisfaction, but comparatively lose in presence on the labor market and in civic involvement.

The paper uses insights from acculturation theory, social comparison theories, specific literature in the three areas (civic participation, life satisfaction, accessing a job) to construct an explanation of the high-skill immigrants capacity to cope to crisis as compared to other groups.

We encourage you to read the paper in order to discover the full explanation.

This post makes public several slides which were not included in the published version of the paper.




Legend:

HS=high skilled, LS=low-skilled, Oth=other

Im=Immigrant, Nat=Native-Born



The slides are extracted from a LCSR-HSE presentation by Bogdan Voicu in August 2013.
One can retrieve the full paper at:
Bogdan Voicu, Ionela Vlase. 2014. High-Skilled Immigrants and Social Integration in Times of Crisis. A Cross-European Analysis, International Journal of Intercultural Relations. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2014.07.003
The authors welcome all comments or questions.
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