Cultural Integration of Immigrants in Europe

Hardcover | October 5, 2012

EditorYann Algan, Alberto Bisin, Alan Manning

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The concepts of cultural diversity and cultural identity are at the forefront of the political debate in many western societies. In Europe, the discussion is stimulated by the political pressures associated with immigration flows, which are increasing in many European countries. Theimperatives that current immigration trends impose on European democracies bring to light a number of issues that need to be addressed. What are the patterns and dynamics of cultural integration? How do they differ across immigrants of different ethnic groups and religious faiths? How do they differacross host societies? What are the implications and consequences for market outcomes and public policy? Which kind of institutional contexts are more or less likely to accommodate the cultural integration of immigrants? All these questions are crucial for policy makers and await answers. This book aims to provide a stepping stone to the debate. Taking an economic perspective, this edited collection presents a current, comparative picture of the process of cultural integration of immigrants across Europe. It documents the main economic debates on the causes and consequences ofcultural integration of immigrants, and provides detailed descriptions of the cultural and economic integration process in seven main European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It also compares the European context with the integrationof immigrants in the United States.

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The concepts of cultural diversity and cultural identity are at the forefront of the political debate in many western societies. In Europe, the discussion is stimulated by the political pressures associated with immigration flows, which are increasing in many European countries. Theimperatives that current immigration trends impose on ...

Yann Algan received his Ph.D. from Universite La Sorbonne. He was visiting scholar at MIT and Harvard before becoming Professor of Economics at Sciences Po. His main research is devoted to cultural economics and social capital. Alberto Bisin is Fellow of the NBER, IGIER at Bocconi University, CESS at NYU, and CIREQ at the Universite d...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:440 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:October 5, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199660093

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1. Yann Algan, Alberto Bisin, and Thierry Verdier: Introduction: Perspectives on Cultural Integration of Immigrants2. Yann Algan, Camille Landais, and Claudia Senik: Cultural Integration in France3. Amelie Constant, Olga Nottmeyer, and Klaus Zimmermann: Cultural Integration in Germany4. Alberto Bisin and Eleonora Patacchini: Cultural Integration in Italy5. Sara de la Rica and Francesc Ortega: Cultural Integration in Spain6. Lena Nebky: Cultural Integration in Sweden7. Pierre Kolher: Cultural Integration in Switzerland8. Alan Manning and Andreas Georgiadis: Cultural Integration in United Kingdom9. Jacob Vigdor: Cultural Integration in the United States10. Yann Algan and Mariya Aleksynska: Conclusion: Cultural Integration of Immigrants in Europe