University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and IZA
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam
Economics of migration, microeconometrics, dynamics of ethnic residential segregation, neighborhood effects
Research and Documentation Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Justice, WODC (2004–2005); Post-Doc at the Núcleo de Investigação em Microeconomia Aplicada, (NIMA); Escola de Economia e Gestão, University of Minho, Portugal (2002–2003); Researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Econometrics University of Amsterdam (2002–2002)
PhD Economics, Tinbergen Institute, University of Amsterdam, 2002
“Leaving home and destination of early nest leavers: Ethnicity, spaces and prices.” European Journal of Population 32 (2016): 267–291 (with R. Van Gaalen).
“Ethnic heterogeneity at neighbourhood level in the Netherlands.” In: Poot, H. J., P. Mulder, and J. Bakens (eds). The Economics of Cultural Diversity. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015; pp. 214–232 (with J. Hartog).
“Is education an engine for immigrants’ employment outcome?” British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science 4:10 (2014): 1386–1399.
“Ethnic disparities in the transition to home ownership.” Journal of Housing Economics (2014) (with C. H. Mulder and R. van Gaalen).
Immigrants’ occupational mobility—Down and back up again
The occupational status of most immigrants initially declines but then increasesAslan Zorlu, September 2016Evidence suggests that immigrants face an initial decline in their occupational status when they enter the host country labor market but that their position improves as they acquire more country-specific human, cultural, and occupational capital. High-skilled immigrants from countries that are economically, linguistically, and culturally different from the host country experience the greatest decline and the steepest subsequent increase in their occupational status. In the context of sharp international competition to attract high-skilled immigrants, this adjustment pattern is contradictory and discourages potential high-skilled migrants.MoreLess