Terrorism and Integration of Muslim Immigrants
AbstractWe study the effect that a series of fundamentalist-Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe had on the attitudes of Muslim immigrants in the Netherlands towards integration. Shortly after the attacks, Muslim immigrants' perceived integration, as measured by various indicators, decreased significantly relative to that of non-Muslims immigrants whereas there is no evidence for the existence of a negative trend in the integration of Muslims prior to the terrorist attacks. We further show that terrorism has a particularly negative impact on the integration of the highly educated, employed, and less religious Muslims – those who arguably have a strong potential for integration.
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- Elsayed A.E.A. & Grip A. de, 2013. "Terrorism and integration of Muslim immigrants," Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) 043, Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE).
- Grip A. de & Elsayed A.E.A., 2013. "Terrorism and integration of Muslim immigrants," ROA Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) 014, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
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