When nationalism meets soft skills: Towards a comprehensive framework for explaining ethno-migrant inequality in the Dutch labour market

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to outline a framework of explanation. Why is
it so difffijicult for people with a ‘non-Western’ background to participate
in the labour market on equal terms with people without a migration
background? There are diffferent ways of structuring the various explanations
in the literature. On the one hand, inspired by Bourdieu, Siebers will
distinguish various forms of capital – human, social, cultural – that may
give access to economic capital, such as getting a well-paid or satisfying
job. On the other hand, Siebers will discuss indirect discrimination
when non-job-related capitals, such as social and cultural capital, play a
role in harming the chances for people with a ‘non-Western’ migration
background to access economic capital.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards a decent labour market for low waged migrant workers
EditorsConny Rijken, Tesseltje de Lange
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Chapter11
Pages247-266
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9789462987555
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • soft skills, Bourdieu, forms of capital, non-Western migration background

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    Siebers, H. (2018). When nationalism meets soft skills: Towards a comprehensive framework for explaining ethno-migrant inequality in the Dutch labour market. In C. Rijken, & T. de Lange (Eds.), Towards a decent labour market for low waged migrant workers (pp. 247-266). Amsterdam University Press.