International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Immigrants' Employment Situations and Decent Work Determinants in the Spanish Labour Market
Pablo de Pedraza, Alberto Villacampa González, Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo Llorente

Using a sample of workers taken from the administrative data set Muestra Continua de Vidas Laborales 2008, we investigate the determinants of immigrants’ employment situations in the Spanish Labour market from the perspective of the International Labor Organization concept of Decent Work via logistic regressions. Special attention has been given to the impact of economic conjuncture at arrival and time of residency. Our findings show that early arrivals are more likely to achieve full time Decent Work employment while late arrivals are more likely to work part time under low decentness levels. There is a slow assimilation process which is interrupted when arrival takes place in a negative economic context.

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