Line 1: Immigrants’ labour-market incorporation: The role of discrimination, social capital, competition, culture and institutions
Line 2: Cultural adaptation, cultural retention and cultural reactivation
Line 3: The determinants of natives’ attitudes towards immigration
Line 4: The diffusion of immigration: integration, ethnic enclaves, and interethnic competition
Test the role of enclave-effects, labour-market competition and regional contextual factors on the labour-market integration of immigrants in different EU countries.
Investigate processes of cultural adaptation by identifying immigrant-specific cultural traits (i.e. religiosity, gender ideology, trust) and by comparing these traits with i) the traits of natives and ii) the traits of non-migrating observational equivalents at the country of origin.
Investigate how immigrant-specific cultural traits influence immigrants’ labour-market integration.
Investigate the determinants of attitudes towards immigration in different EU countries and how native’s attitudes might affect immigrants' labour-market integration.
Analyse how social-network dynamics produce situations of residential competition and residential segregation and how they affect the speed and the shape of the immigrant diffusion process.
Investigate how economic recession affects immigrants’ integration and attitudes towards immigration.