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Cultural Integration of Immigrants in Europe

Yann Algan, Alberto Bisin, Alan Manning, and Thierry Verdier


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 soc ... More

Keywords: immigration, integration of immigrants, cultural integration, economic integration, European models of integration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660094
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yann Algan, editor
Professor of economics, Sciences Po

Alberto Bisin, editor
Professor of Economics, New York University

Alan Manning, editor
Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

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1 Introduction: Perspectives on Cultural Integration of Immigrants

Yann Algan,1 Alberto Bisin, and Thierry Verdier

2 Cultural Integration in France

Yann Algan, Camille Landais, and Claudia Senik1

3 Cultural Integration in Germany

Amelie Constant, Olga Nottmeyer, and Klaus Zimmermann

4 Cultural Integration in Italy

Alberto Bisin and Eleonora Patacchini

5 Cultural Integration in Spain

Sara de la Rica1 and Francesc Ortega2

8 Cultural Integration in the United Kingdom

Alan Manning and Andreas Georgiadis1

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