Modes of labor market incorporation and occupational cost among new immigrants to Israel

R. Raijman, Moshe Semyonov

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Abstract

The present study contributes to the literature on international migration by examining social, demographic and contextual factors that influence modes of labor market incorporation and occupational cost among new immigrants during their first years after migration. The data for the analysis were obtained from the 1983 Census of Population conducted by Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics. The analysis focuses on men who immigrated to Israel between 1979 to 1983. Most immigrants who join the active labor force shortly after arrival, adopt different strategies at a substantial occupational cost. The data reveal that the likelihood of finding employment, the mode of labor market incorporation, and the size of the occupational cost are significantly affected by geocultural origin, occupation in the country of origin, and individual-level demographic and human capital resources. The meaning of the differential effects are discussed in detail. The findings point toward two central aspects that should be examined in the study of labor market incorporation of new immigrants: employment status and occupational cost. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-394
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Migration Review
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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