Quotation Ortlieb, Renate, Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra, Leitner, Sandra, Hosner, Roland, Landesmann, Michael. 2020. Do Austrian Programmes Facilitate Labour Market Integration of Refugees? International Migration.


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This study examines two programmes aimed at integrating refugees into the Austrian labour market: a short-term Skills Assessment and a longer-term Integration Year that includes an internship and training. The theoretical framework draws on the concepts of social field and forms of capital proposed by Pierre Bourdieu. Using data from a large-scale refugee survey in early 2019, we find that Austria’ s short-term Skills Assessment fails to increase refugees’ employment chances. The Integration Year positively helps employment, but this outcome is limited to refugee women. We conclude that integration programmes only help if they provide refugees with both cultural and social capital. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Migration
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Do Austrian Programmes Facilitate Labour Market Integration of Refugees?
Year 2020
Reviewed? Y
URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/imig.12784
DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imig.12784
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/imig.12784

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Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra (Details)
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Hosner, Roland (Deutsches Zentrum fur Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (DeZIM), Germany)
Landesmann, Michael (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), Austria)
Leitner, Sandra (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), Austria)
Ortlieb, Renate (Universität Graz, Austria)
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Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5502 Occupational-, industrial psychology (Details)
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