Economic and Cultural Assimilation and Integration of Immigration in Europe
AbstractThis paper documents assimilation of immigrants in 16 European countries along cultural, civic, and economic dimensions, distinguishing by immigrants’ generation, duration of stay, and origin. It suggests that assimilation may have multiple facets, and take place at different speed depending on the outcome in question. While assimilation along some economic outcomes may be correlated with assimilation along some cultural outcomes, such correlations are not systematic, and imply that progress on some dimensions may compensate the lack of progress on other dimensions; and also that a big discrepancy in one dimension is not necessarily a handicap, or an impediment, for assimilation on other grounds. Correlation of immigrants’ outcomes and specific policies aimed at immigrants’ integration are rather disparate, raising further questions regarding both their effectiveness and differentiated effect on various aspects of life.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by CEPII research center in its series Working Papers with number 2010-29.
Date of creation: Dec 2010
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Assimilation; Integration; Migration policies; Europe;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-03-19 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2011-03-19 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-EUR-2011-03-19 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-MIG-2011-03-19 (Economics of Human Migration)
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