Latin Americans in Switzerland : Dual Citizenship, Gender and Labour Market Incorporation
Keywords:International migration, Latin Americans, dual citizenship, labour market incorporation, Switzerland
Since the 1990s, many European and Latin American countries have changed their laws to permit the acquisition of dual citizenship. This shift has accompanied the increase in Latin American migration to Europe and poses new challenges for studies on migrants’ integration, which are often based on nationality. We investigate the labour market incorporation of the Latin American-born population in Switzerland and compare the position of different groups of Latin American-born populations according to their nationality (Latin American, EU27 or Swiss). To do so, we assess the rate of overqualification for each group, separate by sex, and we implement logistic models to evaluate the impact of sociodemographic covariates on the likelihood of being overqualified. The results reflect the Swiss labour market segmentation by both nationality and sex, as the influence of the reason for migration on the labour market incorporation of these groups.
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