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Jobs for Immigrants (Vol. 4)

Labour Market Integration in Italy

Published on July 07, 2014

Also available in: Italian

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Until the mid-1990s, the share of migrants in Italy was relatively low in international comparison. With a persistent demand for foreign workers in low-skilled and low-paid jobs, the proximity of conflict areas and the enlargement of the European Union to Romania and Bulgaria in 2007, migration to Italy increased rapidly over the last 15 years. This report presents an overview of the skills and qualifications of immigrants in Italy, their key labour market outcomes in international comparison, and their evolution over time, given the highly segmented Italian labour market and its high share of informal jobs.

It analyses the framework for integration and the main integration policy instruments. Special attention is paid to funding issues and to the distribution of competences between national and sub-national actors. Finally, this report reviews the integration at school and the school-to-work transition of the children of immigrants

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and Acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Comparing the characteristics and labour market outcomes of immigrants across countries
The framework for integration in Italy
The Italian labour market and immigrant integration outcomes
Immigrant integration policies in Italy
The integration of immigrant offspring in Italy: An emerging issue
Annexes2 chapters available
Regional data on immigrant populations and their children
Use of CO data in the review
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