Cultural Integration of Immigrants in Europe (Studies of Policy Reform)

Editat de Yann Algan, Alberto Bisin, Alan Manning, Thierry Verdier
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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. The imperatives 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 differ across 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 of
cultural 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 integration
of immigrants in the United States.

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ISBN-13: 9780199660094
ISBN-10: 0199660093
Pagini: 360
Ilustrații: 55 Figures and 156 Tables
Dimensiuni: 154 x 220 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.58 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Seria Studies of Policy Reform

Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

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 de Montreal. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory, of Economic Theory, and of Research in Economics. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, obtained in 1994.His main contributions are in the fields of Social Economics, Financial Economics, and Behavioral Economics.Alan Manning is Director of the Community Programme within the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE. His main area of research is labour economics including the study of immigrants. Thierry Verdier holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He is Professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics and Research Director at the EHESS. He is a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (London). His main research areas are devoted to Cultural Economics, Political Economy, and International Trade.