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Ethnic Diversity In European Labor Markets

Challenges and Solutions

Martin Kahanec , Klaus F. Zimmermann

Edited by Martin Kahanec, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany and CELSI, Bratislava, Slovakia and Klaus F. Zimmermann, IZA and Bonn University, Bonn, Germany

2011 336 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 559 8
ebook isbn 978 0 85793 061 3

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‘Kahanec and Zimmermann have put together a volume that destroys the myth that science and policy making cannot be bridged. In an accessible way, but deeply rooted in rigorous science, they provide a handbook for policy makers working in the field of inclusion and integration of ethnic minorities. They identify key policy challenges, address the question of what minorities want, and propose a policy agenda of how to get there.’
– Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Rita Süssmuth, Chair of the European Union’s High Level Group on 'Social Integration of Ethnic Minorities and their full Participation in the Labor Market' (2006 – 2007)

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Contributors: A.F. Constant, S. de la Rica, D. Fougère, V. Ghetau, T.J. Hatton, M. Hazans, M. Kahanec, Z. Kántor, P.J. Pedersen, M. Vašecka, H.D. von Loeffelholz, A. Zaiceva, K.F. Zimmermann

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‘Kahanec and Zimmermann have put together a volume that destroys the myth that science and policy making cannot be bridged. In an accessible way, but deeply rooted in rigorous science, they provide a handbook for policy makers working in the field of inclusion and integration of ethnic minorities. They identify key policy challenges, address the question of what minorities want, and propose a policy agenda of how to get there.’
– Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Rita Süssmuth, Chair of the European Union’s High Level Group on 'Social Integration of Ethnic Minorities and their full Participation in the Labor Market' (2006 – 2007)

‘Kahanec and Zimmermann have produced a remarkably useful and accessible volume that everyone who is curious about, let alone interested in, the labor market situation of ethnic (and immigrant) minorities in the European Union must read. The editors have been imaginative in their use of multiple data systems and methodologies to tell a story that researchers and policy makers alike will find useful, even compelling. The result is a volume full of hard-to-find comparative analysis and policy insight about the labor market incorporation, or rather, the absence of it, of minorities, but also of what works (and what does not) in ethnic minority integration policies and why. The editors have painted on a vast canvas, with evidence that covers most of the Union. Impressively, and innovatively, however, they have also included detailed case studies for fully ten of the Union’s member states, including some of the EU’s most important and dynamic economies, such as Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Spain.’
– Dr. Demetrios G. Papademetriou, President and Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

This highly accessible book illustrates how policy makers can address and nurture the effects of growing ethnic diversity in European labor markets.

The contributors present an unprecedented large-scale study on ethnic diversity in European labor markets via a combination of hard data analysis with expert evaluation of integration practices and policy options. Key questions explored include:
 
• Does ethnic diversity in European labor markets lead to poor socio-economic outcomes for some ethnic groups in the face of fierce competition for jobs and welfare?
• Can labor immigration and improved integration of all ethnic groups provide a solution to the challenges posed by a shrinking population, an aging workforce, skill shortages and other bottlenecks that constrain the innovative potential of the EU?
• What can policy makers do to nurture and encourage the benefits of ethnic diversity in the EU?
 



This indispensable guide will be warmly welcomed by academics, students, policy makers, analysts and researchers with an interest in economics, European studies and labor studies. It will be especially insightful for those with a particular commitment to managing ethnic diversity in European labor markets.

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Contents:

Preface

1. Ethnic Minorities in the European Union: An Overview
Martin Kahanec, Anzelika Zaiceva and Klaus F. Zimmermann

2. An Expert Stakeholder’s View on European Integration Challenges
Amelie F. Constant, Martin Kahanec and Klaus F. Zimmermann

3. The Practice of Minority Integration in the European Union: What Works
Martin Kahanec

4. Social and Labor Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Denmark
Peder J. Pedersen

5. Social and Labor Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities in France: Has the French Integration Model Broken Down?
Denis Fougère

6. Social and Labor Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Germany
Hans Dietrich von Loeffelholz

7. Ethnic or Social Integration? The Roma in Hungary
Zoltán Kántor

8. Labor Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Latvia
Mihails Hazans

9. Ethnic Minorities in the Netherlands
Joop Hartog

10. Minority Inclusion in Romania
Vasile Ghetau

11. Social and Labor Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Slovakia
Michal Vašecka

12. Social and Labor Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Spain
Sara de la Rica

13. The Social and Labor Market Outcomes of Ethnic Minorities in the UK
Timothy J. Hatton

14. A Policy Agenda for Diversity and Minority Integration
Martin Kahanec and Klaus F. Zimmermann

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