To what extent can different forms of social capital help immigrants make headway on the labour market? An answer to this pressing question begins here. Taking the Netherlands and Germany as case studies, the book identifies two forms of social capital that may work to increase employment, income and occupational status and, conversely, decrease unemployment. New insights into the concepts of bonding and bridging arise through quantitative research methods, using longitudinal and crosssectional data. Referring to a dense network with ‘thick’ trust, bonding is measured as family ties, co-ethnic ties and trust in the family. Bridging is seen in terms of interethnic ties, thus implying a crosscutting network with ‘thin’ trust. Immigrant Performance in the Labour Market reveals that although bonding allows immigrants to get by, bridging enables them to get ahead.
Join the IMISCOE network, become an individual member. Read more about institutional and individual memberships and their benefits.
At this very moment, regimes all over the world are targeting our colleagues, keeping them from pursuing their scientific objectives. The IMISCOE Solidarity Fund for collective action aims to support these academics.
Receive news from the IMISCOE network and its members via e-mail: subscribe to our Newsletter.