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Social Sciences - Population Studies | Transnational Activities and Immigrant Integration in Germany

Transnational Activities and Immigrant Integration in Germany

Concurrent or Competitive Processes?

Schunck, Reinhard

2014, X, 301 p. 25 illus.

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  • Ground-breaking quantitative assessment of immigrant integration and transnational activities
  • Delivers new empirical evidence on international migration
  • Integrative theoretical model advances our understanding of the general dynamics of migration and integration

This book investigates both the causes and effects of transnational activities among immigrants in relation to their integration into the receiving society. It uses large scale, representative data about first and second generation immigrants in Germany. It develops a formal theoretical model, which explains both transnational involvement and paths of immigrant integration.

Important questions are answered: What consequences does transnational involvement have on integration? Is transnational involvement a distinct form of integration? Is it an alternative to assimilation? Does it hinder or facilitate assimilation?

Longitudinal analyses are presented which show that immigrant integration and transnational involvement do not necessarily oppose each other. The book shows that although low levels of integration may coincide with strong transnational ties, the relationship is not causal.

This book shows how immigrant integration and transnational involvement are related to each other and how a joint examination of both processes may advance our understanding of the general dynamics of migration and integration.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Determinants and consequences of transnational activities - From transmigrants to transnational studies - Immigrant integration and immigrants' transnational involvement - Integration of immigrants in receiving societies - Intergenerational integration - International migration - Migration and Integration - Politics and social science - Strong transnational ties - Transnational activities and immigrant integration - Transnational involvement is alternative to assimilation?

Related subjects » Population Studies - Social Sciences - Social Sciences & Law

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