Ethnic minorities on the labour market: the role of social capital

01 October 2009 → 31 October 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Economic history
    • Macroeconomics and monetary economics
    • Microeconomics
    • Tourism
    • Applied sociology
    • Policy and administration
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory and sociological methods
    • Social work
    • Sociology of life course, family and health
    • Other sociology and anthropology
ethnic minorities Social inequalities social capital
Project description

The central aim is to examine the role of individual social capital in explaining the quantitative and qualitative disadvantages of ethnic minorities on the Belgian labour market. In the first part, we examine to what extent there are ethnic differences in social capital. In the second part, we investigate whether these differences contribute to the disadvantaged positions of ethnic minorities on the labour market.