Feasibility study for an international comparative empirical project on the second generation of immigrants in Europe and the USA
01 / 2002 - unknown
The study of integration processes has now reached a crucial stage in most Western European countries with the emergence of the second generation. The oldest children born to post-war immigrants on European soil have recently entered the labour market, and we can now investigate their performance in both education and employment. This opens a unique opportunity to compare the situation of the second generation across countries. This pre-study focuses on the position of the Moroccan, Turkish and ex-Yugoslavian second generation in education and their transition to the labour market in six European countries (Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria and Switzerland) and the second generation in the United States. The aim of the pre-study is to develop a common research design and prepare a common standardized European questionnaire. In 2004 an application for a major comparative survey will be submitted by the above mentioned consortium in the 6th Framework Programme, and with other private foundations. IMES will be the co-ordinator of this international project in case one or more of these submissions will be successful.