This open access book provides insight on current patterns of migration in Switzerland, which fall along a continuum from long-term and permanent to more temporary and fluid. These patterns are shaped by the interplay of legal norms, economic drivers and societal factors. The various dimensions of this Migration-Mobility Nexus are investigated by means of newly collected survey data: the Migration-Mobility Survey.
The book covers different aspects of life in the host country, including the family dimension, the labour market and political participation as well as social integration. The book also takes into account the chronological dimension of migration by considering the migrants’ arrival, their stay, and their expectations regarding return.
Through applying conclusions drawn from the Swiss context to the migration literature on other European and high-income countries, this book contributes to new knowledge on current migration processes in high-income countries. As such it will be a valuable reference work to scholars and students in migration, social scientists and policy makers.
- Today’s Migration-Mobility Nexus in Switzerland
Gianni D’Amato, Philippe Wanner, Ilka Steiner
- Surveying Migrants in Europe. Experiences of the Swiss Migration-Mobility Survey
Ilka Steiner, Aljoscha Landös
- Who Receives More Help? The Role of Employer Support in Migration Processes
Laure Sandoz, Fabian Santi
- Who Are the Serial Movers? Sociodemographic Profiles and Reasons to Migrate to Switzerland Among Multiple International Migrants
- Integration of Recently Arrived Migrants in the Swiss Labour Market – Do the Reasons for Migration Matter?
- Employment Trajectories of Recent Immigrants in Switzerland
- Does the Recognition of Foreign Credentials Decrease the Risk for Immigrants of Being Mismatched in Education or Skills?
Marco Pecoraro, Philippe Wanner
- Immigrants’ Feelings of Attachment to Switzerland: Does the Cantonal Context Matter?
Salomon Bennour, Anita Manatschal
- Who Feels Disadvantaged? Reporting Discrimination in Surveys
Daniel Auer, Didier Ruedin
- Skill Levels as a Political Resource: Political Practices of Recent Migrants in Switzerland
- How Transnational are Migrants in Switzerland? An Analysis of the Migration-Mobility-Transnationality Nexus
Eric Crettaz, Janine Dahinden
- Immigrants’ Intentions – Leaning Towards Remigration or Naturalization?
Philippe Wanner, Ilka Steiner
- This open access book sheds light on how economic drivers, societal factors and legal norms shape today’s migration patterns
- Provides new insights into new migration patterns and integration processes in a high-income country with high levels of immigration
- Written from a pluri-disciplinary perspective it helps identify approaches and solutions which can enhance immigrants’ integration
- Based on the Migration-Mobility Survey