Social capital and labor-market outcomes for immigrants
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Lancee, B. 2013. Social capital and labor-market outcomes for immigrants. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Social capital implies that people well equipped with social resources – in the sense of their network and the resources of others they can call upon – are more likely to succeed in attaining their goals (Flap & Völker 2004: 6). Although there is no commonly accepted definition, social capital is often described as the “investment and use of embedded resources in social relations for expected returns” (Lin 1999a: 30). Researchers have suggested that possessing social capital contributes to economic outcomes, such as access to the labor market (Granovetter 1995; Aguilera 2002), wages (Aguilera & Massey 2003; Aguilera 2003) or occupational status (Lin 1999b).
- labor supply;
- twentieth century;
- twenty-first century