Migration flows have a significant impact on today's economic scenario; the analysis of immigrants’ assimilation into labor market rises to a role of primary importance for understanding economic implications of phenomenon. This paper analyzes foreigners’ integration in Italian labor market, focusing the observation of a feature that makes Italian system a unique example in European scenario: the presence of a foreign employment rate higher than the native labor one. Statistical data show that the presence of this phenomenon should be attribute mainly to composition of South regions labor market, where there is a higher foreign employment rate. Based on this observation, the present study seeks to understand what may be the reasons behind this phenomenon. After a brief examination of main contributions in literature and following the presentation of economics and statistics Italian scenery, article presents the analysis of the relation between presence of a higher foreign employment rate in southern regions and some variables that could affect the composition of labor market. Research hypothesis assumes existence of a link between selected variables and the presence of territorial inequalities between North and South Italy; collected evidence appears to support the initial conjectures, in fact it is adjustable a relation between the different examined elements that could represent some reasons behind the composition of Italian labor market.

Migration flows and labour market in the Italian system: comparative analysis between the north and south Italy

Marinello Vincenzo
;
Gervasi Deborah
2016

Abstract

Migration flows have a significant impact on today's economic scenario; the analysis of immigrants’ assimilation into labor market rises to a role of primary importance for understanding economic implications of phenomenon. This paper analyzes foreigners’ integration in Italian labor market, focusing the observation of a feature that makes Italian system a unique example in European scenario: the presence of a foreign employment rate higher than the native labor one. Statistical data show that the presence of this phenomenon should be attribute mainly to composition of South regions labor market, where there is a higher foreign employment rate. Based on this observation, the present study seeks to understand what may be the reasons behind this phenomenon. After a brief examination of main contributions in literature and following the presentation of economics and statistics Italian scenery, article presents the analysis of the relation between presence of a higher foreign employment rate in southern regions and some variables that could affect the composition of labor market. Research hypothesis assumes existence of a link between selected variables and the presence of territorial inequalities between North and South Italy; collected evidence appears to support the initial conjectures, in fact it is adjustable a relation between the different examined elements that could represent some reasons behind the composition of Italian labor market.
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