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Integrationsindex Zur rechtlichen Integration von AusländerInnen in ausgewählten europäischen Ländern. Inclusion Index to legal integration of foreigners in selected European countries. IHS Political Science Series 25, July 1995

Çinar, Dilek and Hofinger, Christoph and Waldrauch, Harald (1995) Integrationsindex Zur rechtlichen Integration von AusländerInnen in ausgewählten europäischen Ländern. Inclusion Index to legal integration of foreigners in selected European countries. IHS Political Science Series 25, July 1995. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    In recent years the need for indicators that measure the integration of migrant workers and foreigners in general has often been voiced. But most of the time scholars in the field of international migration have in mind single-indicator measures. By contrast, this article represents the first attempt to construct a multi-indicator index for the legal integration of migrant workers from non-EU (or other privileged) countries in eight European states (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland). This index should primarily work as an instrument of representation. It makes possible synchronous crosscountry comparisons as well as the establishment of time series for individual countries. In this first tentative version of an index of integration five domains of legal integration were taken into account: 1) residence and permanent residence, 2) access to the labour market, 3) family reunification, 4) legal status of the second generation of immigrants, and 5) naturalization. The major results of the index in its current version can be summed up as follows: First, there are enormous differences of legal integration in the eight countries studied which will pose great difficulties to the intended harmonization of immigration laws in Europe. Second, the three German speaking countries in the sample still have, generally speaking, the highest amounts of legal discrimination with Austria as the outstanding negative example: In four out of the five spheres analysed Austria shows the highest scores in legal discrimination.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Austria
    Countries > Belgium
    Countries > France
    Countries > Germany
    Countries > Netherlands
    Countries > Sweden
    Countries > Switzerland
    Countries > U.K.
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market > labour/labor
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > discrimination/minorities
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Institute for Advanced Studies (Vienna), Department of Political Science > IHS Political Science Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: German
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2011 14:12
    Number of Pages: 75
    Last Modified: 18 Oct 2011 14:12
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/32445

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