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  • 1.
    Andersson Joona, Pernilla
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
    Datta Gupta, Nabanita
    Wadensjö, Eskil
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
    Overeducation among immigrants in Sweden: incidence, wage effects and state dependence2014In: IZA Journal of Migration, E-ISSN 2193-9039, Vol. 3, no 9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The utilization and reward of the human capital of immigrants in the labor market of the host country has been studied extensively. Using Swedish register data from 2001–2008, we extend the immigrant educational mismatch literature by analyzing incidence, wage effects and state dependence in overeducation among natives and immigrants. In line with previous research we find a higher incidence and a lower return to overeducation among immigrants indicating that immigrants lose more from being overeducated. We find a high degree of state dependence in overeducation both among natives and immigrants, but considerably higher among immigrants.

  • 2.
    Hveem, Joakim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
    Are Temporary Work Agencies Stepping Stones into Regular Employment?2013In: IZA Journal of Migration, E-ISSN 2193-9039, Vol. 2, article id 21Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper estimates the causal effect of temporary work agency (TWA) employment on the subsequent probability of employment in the regular labor market. The main purpose is to estimate the stepping-stone effect separately for natives and immigrants, where the latter group potentially benefits the most from TWA employment. Since no quasi-experiment is available, individual Differences-in-Differences and matching is used to deal with the potential selection bias. The results point at a negative regular employment effect, which slowly fades away over a couple of years. Thus no evidence of a stepping-stone effect is found. When conditioning on immigrants, this negative effect is absent. A long-run significant effect is found on overall employment probability (including TWA employment), there is even a long-run positive effect on annual earnings (mainly driven by women). Unemployment probabilities decreased, however the results in the estimation were less stable over time compared to the employment estimates, suggesting that the TWAs might keep individuals from exiting the labor market.

  • 3.
    Waisman, Gisela
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. Ministry of Finance, Sweden.
    Larsen, Birthe
    Income, amenities and negative attitudes2016In: IZA Journal of Migration, E-ISSN 2193-9039, Vol. 5, article id 8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We exploit the regional variation in negative attitudes towards immigrants to Sweden in order to analyse the consequences of negative attitudes on refugees' utility from labour income and amenities. We find that attitudes towards immigrants are important: while they affect mainly the refugees' quality of life, they also affect their income. We estimate the utility effects of negative attitudes for refugees with different levels of education and gender. We also analyse how the size of the refugees' networks relate to their quality of life and income as well as how negative attitudes towards immigration and networks interact.

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