The current study investigated labour market integration of Arabs in Israel using Schnell et al.'s () global segregation/integration index (GSI) that assesses minorities’ socio-spatial integration in multi-ethnic contexts. The merit of this approach lies in being multifaceted and systematically incorporating socio-spatial spheres. The study also conducted structured interviews with the respondents (n = 142), and employed GPS loggers to track their weekly movements. GSI socio-spatial indicators emerged significantly associated with integration in the labour market, with movement in space being the prominent. The study signifies the socio-spatial approach's application to the study of minorities’ labour market integration in metropolitan areas.
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* The first and the second authors have equal contribution for this paper. This work was supported by a grant from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), under the Bikura Programme.
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- Labour market integration
- global segregation/integration index (GSI)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Environmental Science (miscellaneous)