Ethnic employment gaps of graduates in the Netherlands

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Author: Bisschop, Paul; Weel, Bas ter; Zwetsloot, Jelle


This research documents ethnic employment gaps for labour-market entrants in the Netherlands in the period 2006-2016. We compare short-term and long-term differences in employment of Dutch graduates with graduates from Moroccan, Turkish, Antillean and Surinamese origin and other (non-)western countries. The analyses focus on graduates from secondary vocational education, which is a group of graduates with many people from ethnic minorities. We document ethnic employment gaps by using an OaxacaBlinder decomposition. Our findings suggest that there exist persistent ethnic employment gaps....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Participation; Employment; Demographics; Gender

Keywords: Employment opportunity; Employment outcomes; Labour force participation; Ethnicity; Graduates; Minority group; Entry into working life

Geographic subjects: Netherlands; Europe

Published: Bonn, Germany: IZA, 2020

Physical description: [33] p.

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Series: IZA discussion paper; no. 13750

ISSN: 2365-9793

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 142.268

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