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Socio-economic disparities in the integration process of immigrants in Western Europe : a comparative study for six EU countries

Erhan Özdemir (UGent)
(2022)
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The main purpose of this PhD study, which is titled as “Socio-Economic Disparities in the Integration Process of Immigrants in Western Europe: A Comparative Study for Six EU Countries”, is to examine several aspects of socio-economic disparities between the native population and the migrants in Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom. These countries are selected because of their diverse labour market and welfare state characteristics as well as their different migration and integration policies. The study covers literature review and empirical analysis on the disparities in the labour market, access to social benefits and education-related outcomes. The analyses also aim at demonstrating the relationships between these three domains, where there are available data. In the analyses, the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) and European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (OECD-PISA) and European Social Survey (ESS) data sets are used in different sections (in relation with their contents) as these data sources have high level of comparability across countries and over time. The analysis results of the study demonstrate the existence of remarkable socio-economic disparities between the migrants and the native populations in the selected Western European countries; re-generation of the disparities between groups in different socio-economic domains in different phases of lifecycle as a result of the interaction of the disadvantages in more than one domain; and the emergence of similar disparities across groups in all host countries regardless of the differences in their labour market, welfare state and education system settings in the macro-level. Further research topics and policy recommendations based on the literature and analysis results are also presented in the study.
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migration, Europe, Belgium, Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, European Union, inequality, integration, labour market, wages, education, policy, socio-economic, disparity, social mobility, ethnic penalty, social benefits, welfare state, socio-economic, immigrant

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Özdemir, Erhan. Socio-Economic Disparities in the Integration Process of Immigrants in Western Europe : A Comparative Study for Six EU Countries. Ghent University. Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, 2022.
APA
Özdemir, E. (2022). Socio-economic disparities in the integration process of immigrants in Western Europe : a comparative study for six EU countries. Ghent University. Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Ghent, Belgium.
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Özdemir, Erhan. 2022. “Socio-Economic Disparities in the Integration Process of Immigrants in Western Europe : A Comparative Study for Six EU Countries.” Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.
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Özdemir, Erhan. 2022. “Socio-Economic Disparities in the Integration Process of Immigrants in Western Europe : A Comparative Study for Six EU Countries.” Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.
Vancouver
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Özdemir E. Socio-economic disparities in the integration process of immigrants in Western Europe : a comparative study for six EU countries. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Political and Social Sciences; 2022.
IEEE
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E. Özdemir, “Socio-economic disparities in the integration process of immigrants in Western Europe : a comparative study for six EU countries,” Ghent University. Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Ghent, Belgium, 2022.
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  title        = {{Socio-economic disparities in the integration process of immigrants in Western Europe : a comparative study for six EU countries}},
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