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The impact of informal networks on labour mobility: Immigrants’ first job in Spain

Daniela Vono-de-Vilhena, Elena Vidal-Coso

Abstract


This study analyses the transition from the last job in the country of origin to the first job in Spain for immigrants from non-developed countries 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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Informal networks; labour mobility; immigrants; Spain; gender

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