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Author Lancee, Bram, author.

Title Immigrant performance in the labour market : bonding and bridging social capital / Bram Lancee.

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (184 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series IMISCOE research
IMISCOE research.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-184).
Contents 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.
Summary "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"--Publisher's description.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Foreign workers.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Foreign workers. (OCoLC)fst01729099
Migration, immigration and emigration.
Social issues and processes.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Indexed Term Sociology
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lancee, Bram. Immigrant performance in the labour market. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012 9789089643575 (DLC) 2012463077 (OCoLC)760972767
ISBN 9789048516612 (electronic bk.)
9048516617 (electronic bk.)
9789048514953 (electronic bk.)
9048514959 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613643940
AU@ 000050475496
AU@ 000051424362
CHNEW 000620142
DEBBG BV040869403
DEBBG BV044167883
DEBSZ 397374267
NZ1 14935777
GBVCP 1003705820
AU@ 000060072908

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