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dc.contributor.authorHeggebø, Kristian
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-28T09:15:55Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-03T08:48:00Z
dc.date.available2016-10-28T09:15:55Z
dc.date.available2017-04-03T08:48:00Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-21
dc.identifier.citationEthnicity and Health 2016language
dc.identifier.issn1465-3419
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10642/4637
dc.description.abstractObjective: Previous research has established that both ill health and minority status are associated with unemployment. Less is known, however, about the interplay between having ill health and being from minority background. The present study examines whether immigrants and descendants with ill health are particularly prone to unemployment during an economic downturn in Europe. Design: The European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) cross-sectional data material is utilized, and linear probability models are estimated. The analysis is run for countries in which the two minority samples are acceptably large ( N ≥ 100), resulting in 18 included European countries. The year 2011 is chosen because it is possible to identify both immigrants and descendants in EU-SILC due to a module on intergenerational transfer of disadvantages. Results: The results indicate – as expected – that both ill health and minority status are independently related to higher unemployment likelihood. Immigrants and descendants with ill health, however, are not particularly likely to be unemployed. This finding is robust to a number of sensitivity tests, and the empirical pattern is very similar across the 18 included countries. Conclusion: Both minority status and ill health are associated with high unemployment probability in Europe. However, there does not seem to exist a ‘ double disadvantage ’ for immigrants and descendants with ill health, which is in line with a human capital perspective on how employers evaluate potential employees. Both a non-native-sounding name and bad health status are interpreted as a risk factor, but there is no reason to expect ill health to lower the productivity level more if the applicant is a descendant or immigrant.language
dc.language.isoenlanguage
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)language
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ethnicity and Health on Oct 21st, 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/[10.1080/13557858.2016.1246426”language
dc.subjectEuropelanguage
dc.subjectUnemploymentlanguage
dc.subjectIll healthlanguage
dc.subjectHealth selectionlanguage
dc.subjectImmigrantslanguage
dc.subjectDescendantlanguage
dc.titleAre immigrants and descendants with ill health more prone to unemployment? Evidence from 18 European countrieslanguage
dc.typePeer reviewedlanguage
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.updated2016-10-28T09:15:55Z
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dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org10.1080/13557858.2016.1246426
dc.identifier.cristin1393854
dc.relation.projectIDNorges forskningsråd: 221037


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