An Expert Stakeholder's View on European Integration Challenges
AbstractThe standard approach of analysing gaps in social and labor market outcomes of different ethnic groups relies on analysis of statistical data about the affected groups. In this paper we go beyond this approach by measuring the views of expert stakeholders involved in minority integration. This enables us to better understand the risk of minority exclusion; the inner nature of discrimination, negative attitudes and internal barriers; as well as the ethnic minorities' desires and perceptions about which approaches are better than others in dealing with integration challenges. Main findings are that ethnic minorities do want to change their situation, especially in terms of employment, education, housing and attitudes towards them. Insufficient knowledge of the official language, insufficient education, discriminatory attitudes and behavior towards ethnic minorities as well as institutional barriers, such as citizenship or legal restrictions, seem to constitute the key barriers to their social and labor market integration.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 1095.
Length: 33 p.
Date of creation: 2011
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Attitudes; opinions; immigrants; ethnic minorities; labor market;
Other versions of this item:
- Constant, Amelie & Kahanec, Martin & Zimmermann, Klaus F, 2011. "An Expert Stakeholder’s View on European Integration Challenges," CEPR Discussion Papers 8213, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Constant, Amelie F. & Kahanec, Martin & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2010. "An Expert Stakeholder's View on European Integration Challenges," IZA Discussion Papers 5398, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
- J78 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Public Policy (including comparable worth)
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-01-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2011-01-23 (European Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2011-01-23 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2011-01-23 (Economics of Human Migration)
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