This project evaluates the ease with which foreign-born workers within the European Union are able to establish themselves in destination-country labor markets during the first decade after arrival. The research evaluates the conditions under which new immigrants are able not only to find employment, but also to progress into middle-skilled jobs.
The first phase of the project includes country case studies that consider the influence of individual characteristics and broader economic conditions on the employment prospects of foreign-born workers.
The second phase evaluates the effectiveness of integration and workforce development policies in helping immigrant workers overcome these barriers and move up into middle-skilled positions. The countries studied in this project are the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.