Do ethnic enclaves impede immigrants' integration? Evidence from a quasi-experimental social-interaction approach

Research, Article, Preprint English OPEN
Alexander M. Danzer; Firat Yaman;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Munich: Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1111/roie.12038
  • Subject: J61 | Deutschland | enclaves | HT | guest workers, immigrants, integration, enclaves, political participation, culture, social interaction, natural experiment | J15 | Ethnische Gruppe | R23 | natural experiment | culture | integration | social interaction | Soziale Integration | immigrants, integration, enclaves, political participation, culture, social interaction, guest workers | Segregation | political participation | guest workers | immigrants
    • jel: jel:J61 | jel:R23 | jel:J15
      ddc: ddc:330

It is widely debated whether immigrants who live among co-ethnics are less willing to integrate into the host society. Exploiting the quasi-experimental guest worker placement across German regions during the 1960/70s as well as information on immigrants’ inter-ethnic... View more
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