Policy brief: Context matters in integration outcomes

Public debate in much of Europe has shifted against immigrants and their children since in the late 2000s. With an extra push from the financial crisis, the so-called ‘threat of Islam’ has been raised as a key political issue by one populist party after another.

This policy brief examines the facts about today’s young adults from immigrant families in the democratic states of Western Europe. The TIES project has provided ground-breaking results on the achievements of the young adult children of immigrants in areas like education and labour force participation. It thus provides a robust measure of group integration on the whole. IMISCOE is pleased to present a brief overview of the key findings of this important research. The complete study findings are provided in "The European Second Generation Compared: Does the Integration Context Matter?" published August 2012 by Amsterdam University Press.

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