BAROMETER: Persons with a migrant background along gender, on the Belgian labour market
2022 – 2023 | King Baudouin Foundation
This barometer describes the labour market participation of persons without a migration background (whose parents do not have a migration background), persons of the 2nd generation (of whom one or both parents have a migration background) and persons who themselves have migrated to Belgium (with a foreign nationality), or who have acquired Belgian nationality in the meantime); and where possible broken down by gender and by region (Brussels-Capital Region, Flemish Region, Walloon Region). In addition to differences in labour market participation (employment, unemployment and inactivity), the barometer also aims to map the following differences by gender and migration background: – differences in quality & precarity of labour (sector, wage, type of employment contract, working hours, …); – differences in the experiences of job satisfaction, motivation for work and discrimination at work; – differences in taking on care responsibilities and the combination of work and family (use of childcare, taking a career break or parental leave, reasons for caring for dependent family members, …);- differences in human capital (level of education, recognition of foreign diplomas, knowledge of the national languages, over-qualification, …). The combination of the above elements is questioned for the whole of Belgium in the Labor Force Survey.