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Children of International Migrants in Europe
Comparative Perspectives
 
 
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20 Aug 2009
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What is happening to young adults in contemporary Europe? How central is ethnic background to their prospects and lives?
 
This book provides a comparative analysis of the situation of over 2500 children of international migrants in Europe. Focussing on Britain, France and Germany, it examines nine ethnic/nationality groups including Pakistanis and Indians in Britain, Magrebians in France and Turks in Germany. The book includes new empirical material on language use, educational experiences, labour market entry, political incorporation and cultural behaviour of young adults in these three countries based upon a unique comparative international survey.
 
Roger Penn and Paul Lambert offer an antidote to the hysteria surrounding international migrants that has become increasingly evident in the media since 2001. Their findings indicate that there is a widespread process of assimilation underway in each of the three countries, alongside the maintenance of cultural and religious identities associated with parents' country of birth.


Description


What is happening to young adults in contemporary Europe? How central is ethnic background to their prospects and lives?
 
This book provides a comparative analysis of the situation of over 2500 children of international migrants in Europe. Focussing on Britain, France and Germany, it examines nine ethnic/nationality groups including Pakistanis and Indians in Britain, Magrebians in France and Turks in Germany. The book includes new empirical material on language use, educational experiences, labour market entry, political incorporation and cultural behaviour of young adults in these three countries based upon a unique comparative international survey.
 
Roger Penn and Paul Lambert offer an antidote to the hysteria surrounding international migrants that has become increasingly evident in the media since 2001. Their findings indicate that there is a widespread process of assimilation underway in each of the three countries, alongside the maintenance of cultural and religious identities associated with parents' country of birth.


Contents


Introduction
The EFFNATIS Project
Sociological Models of Immigrant Incorporation
International Migration to Britain, France and Germany
Theoretical Paradigms for the Sociological Analysis of Children of International Migrants
Linguistic Incorporation: Patterns of Language Use
Structural Incorporation: Education, Training and the Labour Market
Political and Religious Incorporation
Cultural Incorporation: Lifestyle, Media and Identity
Social Incorporation: Friendship and Marriage
Socio-Cultural Exceptionalism: Arranged Marriages in Western Europe
Conclusions


Authors

ROGER PENN is a Professor of Economic Sociology and Statistics and Director of the EFFNATIS project at Lancaster University, UK. He is author of Skilled Workers in the Class Structure; Class, Power and Technology; Social Change and Economic Life in Britain.  

PAUL LAMBERT is a Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling, UK.