The upcoming new elite among children of immigrants: a cross-country and cross-sector comparison. Edited by Maurice Crul & Elif Keskiner. Read the articles here.
Special issue of New Diversities 2014/1 now online.
Guest Editors: Jens Schneider (University of Osnabrück) and Maurice Crul (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
We think that this special issue will make a powerful contribution to current scholarly debates on migration and diversities!
Read our book Super-diversity/Superdiversiteit/Super-diversité (Crul et al 2013) in English, Dutch or French following this link
Superdiversiteit, een nieuwe visie op het Amsterdam van hoogleraar Maurice Crul waarin autochtone inwoners sinds kort de nieuwe minderheid vormen.
"Marokkaanse vrouwen zijn nu in de stad Amsterdam de groep met de langste woongeschiedenis."
The ELITES project focuses on the upcoming elite in three sectors: law, education and business in four countries.
In this project, we focus the educational and professional trajectories and social mobility careers of immigrants’ descendants in the cities of Berlin, Frankfurt/Main and in the Ruhr area. Our aim is to identify main factors - e.g. personal, social but also institutional - influencing educational trajectories as well as professional careers and professional success in different areas of the labour market.
In a first step, the project looks at quantitative data gathered in the research project “The integration of the European Second Generation (TIES)”. The main part of the study consists of 90 qualitative in-depth interviews with people of Turkish origin and a comparison group of native, working-class background who are working in different professional sectors (business, law, teaching, public administration). Local case studies and contextual analyses of the selected cities and metropolitan areas will accompany the qualitative fieldwork. A particular focus in the analyses of the empirical data will be put on the potential influence of urban contexts on successful careers and social mobility of people of immigrant and non-academic background. Additionally, the German data will be compared with the data collected in the other European countries.
Project team: Prof. Dr. Andreas Pott, Dr. Jens Schneider, Christine Lang M.A.
The research project “Pathways to Success” is a project of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) of the University of Osnabrück; it is funded by the Stiftung Mercator.
Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS)
Dr. Jens Schneider
Projekt „Pathways to Success“
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