New article on the effects of integration policies
- 4 January 2012
IMI's Evelyn Ersanilli has co-written an article for the International Migration Review
Germany, France and the Netherlands have pursued different types of integration policies. Using data from a mixed method study, this paper investigates if and how these differences have affected the settlement country and ethnic identification of the children of Turkish immigrants. The results indicate that integration policies don’t affect ethnic identification, but an inclusive policy has a positive impact on settlement country identification. Multicultural policies do not seem to have any effect. Despite processes of exclusion and self-exclusion in all three countries, our respondents have developed a strong connection to their settlement country and in particular to their place of residence.
Ersanilli, Evelyn & Sawitri Saharso (2011) 'The Settlement Country and Ethnic Identification of Children of Turkish Immigrants in Germany, France, and the Netherlands: What Role Do National Integration Policies Play?', International Migration Review 45(4): 907–37.