The Impact of Informal Networks on Labor Mobility: The Case of Immigrant's First Job in Spain

Elena Vidal-Coso, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Daniela Vono de Vilhena, Otto-Friedrich-Universit├Ąt Bamberg

This study analyses the transition from the last job in the country of origin to the first job in Spain for immigrants according to their country of birth. We used the 2007 Spanish National Immigration Survey to build empirical models of multivariate regression analysis considering the main factors that may influence the probability of downward and upward labour mobility for men and women separately. The inexistence of differences between men and women on the impact of networks and the key role of pre-settled partners in immigrants┬┤ upward labour mobility are the main findings of this work.

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Presented in Poster Session 4