|Title / Titel||Effect of Naturalization on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Switzerland|
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|Summary / Zusammenfassung||The aim of this research project is to study the effect of naturalization on labor market outcomes in Switzerland. The emphasis is on wages and unemployment. The study uses data from the Swiss Labor Force Survey (SAKE). In a first step we analyze the determinants of naturalization. The questions in this context are: Which socioeconomic factors play a role for the naturalization decision; what is the effect of origin and what is the effect of labor market variables on the decision.
In a second step the effect of naturalization on labor market outcomes over time is studied. The focus is on the wage and the unemployment rate. To answer these questions we use the longitudinal dimension of the Swiss Labor Force Survey. Different panel data and matching methods will be used. In a third step we investigate the issue of heterogeneity in the naturalization effect. Do people from certain geographic regions benefit more than others, or have other variables an influence on the size of the naturalization effect?
|Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
|Funding source(s) /
|Universität Zürich (position pursuing an academic career)
|Duration of Project / Projektdauer||Aug 2010 to Aug 2015|