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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS)

Maximilian Sprengholz

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Maximilian Sprengholz
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BGSS Generation 2019

 

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Double disadvantage: The causes and consequences of the labor market performance of ethnic minority women in Germany

 

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Abstract

My dissertation sets out to investigate the causes and consequences of the inferior labor market performance of ethnic minority women in Germany compared to their male compatriots as well as to German native women and men. I will add to the research literature on coinciding labor market disadvantages arising from being a woman and from having non-native ethnicity in the following ways: First, I provide a long-term descriptive overview about the gaps between these groups in terms of labor force participation, employment rate, hourly wage and occupational status, covering 30 years between the 1980s and 2010s. Second, to investigate the causes of the identified gaps, I will conduct several decomposition analyses by ethnic minority status and gender for different time periods, allowing to distinguish between endowment and price effects as well as to infer something about the effects of macro level changes. Third, I will focus on the consequences of the poor labor market performance of ethnic minority women in terms of multiple deprivation. I employ the Alkire-Foster-Method with a group-specific weighting scheme to compare incidence, depth, severity and composition of subjective deprivation by ethnic minority status and gender.

 

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