Integration, social networks and economic success of immigrants

A case study of the Turkish community in Berlin

"The observation that some immigrants choose not to integrate into the host society has caused political controversies across European states. This paper hypothesizes that immigrants can exploit social networks of different scales in order to substitute for costly integration. Using a novel dat...

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Volume: 64
Main Author: Danzer, Alexander M
Ulku, Hulya
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2011
Wiley Blackwell
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published in: Kyklos (Basel) Vol. 64; no. 3; pp. 342 - 365
Data of publication: 2011
ISSN: 1467-6435
EISSN: 1467-6435
Discipline: Social Sciences (General)
Bibliography: This paper is part of a wider research led by the second author and funded by the Nuffield Foundation concerning the economic behavior and integration of Turkish households in Berlin. We would like to thank the Nuffield Foundation for their financial support. We also thank Oded Stark, Ira N. Gang, Uma Kothari, Sam Hickey, Tanja Müller, Thankom Arun, Ingrid Tucci, Natalia Weisshaar and the participants of the DIW Research Seminar, IZA Summer School and World Economic Congress as well as the editors of this journal and the anonymous referees for their helpful comments. We are grateful to the research assistants Zeycan Yesilkaya, Fatma Goksu, Cagri Kahveci, Beyhan Yildirim, Deniz Erkan, Rut‐Maria Gollan and Alper Yenilmez for their vigorous and excellent work on interviews and data entry.
Alexander M. Danzer, Department of Economics, University of Munich (LMU) and IZA Bonn. Mailing address: LMU München, Geschwister‐Scholl‐Platz 1, 80539 München, Germany. E‐mail
Hulya Ulku, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), University of Manchester. Mailing address: IDPM, Arthur Lewis Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK. E‐mail
Series: Kyklos
Online Access: available in Bonn?
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