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Current Research interests

My current research interests revolve around the combination of migration, social, gender, and age stratification theories in order to explain ethnic inequalities in education and the labour market in host societies. Moreover, I also conduct more applied research on the labour market integration of asylum seekers and refugees, and human smuggling practices in Southern Europe. 

Doctoral Thesis

In my doctoral thesis I theorise and empirically test non-ethnic explanations to ultimately explain ethnic penalties in the labour market. More concretely, I study differences in labour force participation between immigrant and native women, I compare intergenerational social mobility patterns across ethnic origin groups and natives, and I also study the differential effect of social origin on employment and occupational statuses for second-generation immigrants and natives.