Intersectional Arithmetic: How Gender, Race and Mother Tongue Combine to Impact Immigrants’ Work Outcomes

Stacey R. Fitzsimmons, Jen Baggs, Mary Yoko Brannen

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Abstrakt

We use an intercategorical approach to intersectionality to quantify pay and attainment of supervisory positions for groups of immigrants and their descendants who also vary in gender, mother tongue, and race. Using a Canadian nationally representative sample of 20,000 employees across 6000 firms, we find a $10,000 spread in annual pay between the groups with the most advantages and those experiencing the most barriers, loosely corresponding to an additive model of intersectional benefits and barriers. The effects of immigrant generation are partially mitigated by the degree to which firms are internationally-oriented, indicating that international businesses may help to reduce inequities.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer101013
TidsskriftJournal of World Business
Vol/bind55
Udgave nummer1
Antal sider12
ISSN1090-9516
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2020

Bibliografisk note

Published online: 5. October 2019

Emneord

  • Immigrants
  • Labor market
  • Intersectional
  • Gender
  • Language
  • Race

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