University of Reading, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor in Economics, University of Reading, UK
Internal and international migration, integration of migrants, wage and employment differentials across groups, unemployment and on-the-job search
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Research Affiliate, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), London
Associate Professor in Economics, the University of Reading, UK (2016–2020); Senior Research Officer and Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (2005–2016); Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2005)
PhD Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, 2005
"A longitudinal analysis of ethnic unemployment differentials in the UK." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 46:5 (2020): 879–892.
"Does geographical location matter for ethnic wage gaps?" Journal of Regional Science 60:3 (2020): 538–557.
"The diversification of inequality." British Journal of Sociology 70:1 (2019): 70–89 (with M. Brynin and W. Zwysen).
"Couples’ response to job loss: Boom and recession compared." The Manchester School 86:3 (2018): 333–357 (with M. Bryan).
A Practical Guide to Using Panel Data. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2015 (with A. Nandi).
The variation of racial wage gaps across and within groups requires differing policy solutionsSimonetta Longhi, October 2020In many developed countries, racial and ethnic minorities are paid, on average, less than the native white majority. While racial wage differentials are partly the result of immigration, they also persist for racial minorities of second and further generations. Eliminating racial wage differentials and promoting equal opportunities among citizens with different racial backgrounds is an important social policy goal. Inequalities resulting from differences in opportunities lead to a waste of talent for those who cannot reach their potential and to a waste of resources if some people cannot contribute fully to society.MoreLess