Immigrants at the top? Socioeconomic position of the highly skilled migrants in Germany and France › view all

Pauline Vallot, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne / University of Göttingen

May 04, 2017 - 16:15h/4:15pm
University of Bremen, UNICOM, 9
Mary-Somerville-Str. 9
28359 Bremen
Contact: Regina Becker
Series: Migration Group Event
Event type: public

Our Working Group on Migration and Refugee Studies organizes a discussion round with Pauline Vallot, PhD student in Sociology, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne / University of Göttingen on "Immigrants at the top? Socioeconomic position of the highly skilled migrants in Germany and France".

The lecture will take place on May 4th, 2017, 16:15hrs at University of Bremen, UNICOM 9, Room 7.3290 (Meeting Room).

Hope to see many of you there!

Abstract:

Attractiveness of national states towards “highly skilled” migrants has become a public policy issue in Germany and France since the beginning of the 2000s. Besides, the extension of education in many sending countries has led to an increase in the rate of higher education graduates among newcomers in Western Europe over the last years. New issues arise in sociology of immigration in this context: to what extent do higher degrees completed abroad give access to upper scale positions? Are the higher school graduates from abroad penalized or disadvantaged because of their international attributes? Which occupational groups or sectors do they firstly accede to? In order to answer these issues, I draw on large surveys from the public statistics (Mikrozensus in Germany, Enquête Emploi in France) and several types of quantitative methods (logistic regression, factor analysis). The analysis highlights contrasts between France and Germany on the one hand, between occupational groups on the other, in terms of recruitment of a highly qualified wo-manpower from abroad.