Schnell, Philipp (2014). Educational Mobility of Second-Generation Turks. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 9089646515,
This is a definitive volume on educational inequalities among children of Turkish immigrants in Austria, France and Sweden. Turks are one of the largest immigrant groups in these countries. Nonetheless, they face discrimination and limited opportunities, and this study shows how those problems play out in education. One of its key findings is that systems that provide more favourable institutional arrangements lead to greater economic mobility in the second generation.
Philipp Schnell is a post-doc at the Institute for Urban and Regional Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and an affiliated researcher at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM). His academic interests include migration and ethnicity, sociology of education, ethnic relations, social inequality and mobility, urban studies and comparative sociology. He teaches courses on these topics at the universities of Vienna and Salzburg.
“This methodologically sophisticated dissection of the roots of educational disadvantage among the children of Turkish immigrants in Austria, France, and Sweden subtly probes the interplay of family background, school experience, and educational systems. It gives us the clearest picture yet of what counts, when, and why.”
John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York Graduate Center
"[T]he range of quantitative methods utilized in order to adopt different analytical angles is impressive … A clear contribution to the field.”
Can M. Aybek, Bremen University of Applied Sciences
“This book … will be of great interest not only to migration scholars and specialists in the education of children of migrant origin, but also to researchers in the sociology of education and others concerned with education in general.”
Rosa Aparicio Gómez, Instituto Universitario de Investigación José Ortega y Gasset