In all European countries, migrant populations tend to have worse living conditions than native; this is particularly true for those born outside the EU. This paper proposes a new way to look at the relative living conditions of foreigners by looking at non-monetary indicators of material deprivation in Italy. To examine differences in economic integration of foreigners, the paper documents deprivation differentials across groups of foreigners. In particular, we measure differences in material deprivation between groups of foreigners once we control for the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of each group using a flexible standardization methodology. Our results show that, in Italy, foreigners from African and Mediterranean countries and to a lesser extend from South Asia are most deprived and that the construction of the counterfactual distributions (considering age, gender, household composition, education, labor market position, household income, tenancy status and integration) only marginally explain the gap between different foreigner groups.
Busetta, A., Mendola, D., Milito, A., & Van Kerm, P. (2014). Material Deprivation among Foreigners in Italy. Paper presented at Population Association of America, Boston.
|Autori:||Busetta, A.; Mendola, D.; Milito, A.; Van Kerm, P.|
|Titolo:||Material Deprivation among Foreigners in Italy|
|Data di creazione:||2014-05-03|
|Nome del convegno:||Population Association of America|
|Luogo del convegno:||Boston|
|Anno del convegno:||1-3 May 2014|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Numero di pagine:||11|
|Citazione:||Busetta, A., Mendola, D., Milito, A., & Van Kerm, P. (2014). Material Deprivation among Foreigners in Italy. Paper presented at Population Association of America, Boston.|
|Tipologia:||0 - Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||0 - Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)|