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Immigrant Performance in the Labour Market

Bonding and Bridging Social Capital

Bram Lancee

Bram Lancee

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

184 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2012
Paper $44.50 ISBN: 9789089643575 Published December 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

This definitive study offers an in-depth analysis of the role of social capital in Western labor markets. To address the vital question of how migrants take advantage of social relations between indigenous people and their own ethnic group, Bram Lancee surveys the impact of various forms of social capital on the integration of immigrants into their new labor markets in Germany and the Netherlands, producing an important comparative study for those two bordering countries.

Contents
List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction and research questions
    Research questions
    Structure of the book
2. Social capital theory
    Introduction
    Collective versus individual-level social capital
    Bonding social capital
    Bridging social capital
    Conclusion
3. Immigrants in Germany and the Netherlands
    Introduction
    Migration history and background of the ethnic groups
    Immigration regime and integration policy
    The labour market
    Social capital in Germany and the Netherlands
    Immigrants’ social capital in Germany and the Netherlands
    Differences and similarities in the macro-context
4. Immigrants’ social capital and labour market outcomes
    Introduction
    Labour market outcomes
    Hypotheses referring to bridging
    Hypotheses referring to bonding
    Human capital
    Social capital and labour market outcomes for men and women
5. The case of the Netherlands
    Introduction
    Results
    Conclusion
6. The case of Germany
    Introduction
    Data and measurement
    Results
    Conclusion
7. Interethnic and intra-ethnic friendships and unemployment duration for Turkish immigrants and native Germans
    Introduction
    Hypotheses
    Data and measurement
    Results
    Conclusion
8. Conclusions on immigrants’ bonding and bridging social capital
    Overview
    Findings
    Open questions

Appendix: The measurement of social capital using cumulative scaling
References
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