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Integration of female immigrants in labour market and society. Policy assessment and policy recommendations

Objective

This study will explore and analyse the impact of integration policies, national and EU, on the position of migrant women within EU countries in the last decade, and on this basis will formulate recommendations for appropriate policy that fosters their integration and produces greater social cohesion. The focus will be on social integration processes understood as participation, access and belonging. A central assumption is that integration policies should attend to the agency of the persons involved. The analysis of the integration processes will therefore focus not only on barriers for social integration and on their removal, but also on the migration strategies and life plans of the female migrants. The project employs a four stage analysis: first , analyzing policies affecting the integration of female migrants, second, analyzing the migration flows as well as the demand for the labour of female migrants, third, analyzing integration processes in relation to female migrants and fourth, analyzing processes relating to the implementation of social policies. The project will employ a combination of methods. Statistical quantitative methods will be used to outline the character and forms of migration, employment and stay. However, a biographically based and agency-sensitive evaluation will be at the core of the analysis. On the basis of this agency-sensitive biographical evaluation of policy, the project will formulate recommendations for better policies both on the national and EU level aimed at the integration of female migrants in a socially cohesive manner. The analysis will cover 11 national cases that comprise typical cases in relation to migration policy (higly regulated versus unregulated immigration), in relation to welfare systems (North versus South European countries) and in relation to member status in the EU (old versus new member states).

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SSP-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER SOZIALFORSCHUNG AN DER JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Address
Senckenberganlage 26
Frankfurt Am Main
Germany

Participants (7)

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Gipsy Lane, Headington
Oxford
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS X - NANTERRE
France
Address
Avenue De La Republique 200
Nanterre
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Via Di Parione 11/B
Firenze
THE PEACE INSTITUTE / MIROVNI INSTITUT
Slovenia
Address
Metelkova 6
Ljubljana
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
Krakow
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON WOMENS ISSUES
Greece
Address
Nikis Street, 24
Athens
INTERCOLLEGE, CYPRUS
Cyprus
Address
46 Makedonitissas Av.
Lefkosia