The Integration Monitor 2005. The social integration of migrants monitored over time: trend and cohort analyses

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Dokumentart: Book
Date: 2005
Source: Cahier ; (2005) 16a
Language: English
Faculty: Kriminologisches Repository
Kriminologisches Repository
Department: Kriminologie
DDC Classifikation: 360 - Social problems and services; associations
Keywords: Migration , Integration
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In 2004, work started on the development of an Integration Monitor. The Integration Monitor is a project that is being implemented by the Research and Documentation Centre (Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum - WODC) of the Ministry of Justice in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands (Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek - CBS). The object is to develop a tool that can be used to monitor the integration of first and second-generation individuals from ethnic minorities over time. Alongside information from other sources, a monitoring tool of this nature can contribute to a better understanding of the extent to which, and the rate at which, the various ethnic minority groups are able to gain a place for themselves in Dutch society. In comparison with the first Integration Monitor published in 2004, the Integration Monitor 2005 features not only more recent information, but also a number of new integration indicators. The latter are data in terms of crime and entry into higher education. Another new aspect of the Integration Monitor 2005 is the expansion of the analyses made to cover three cohorts of newcomers that came to the Netherlands in 1999, 2000 and 2001 respectively. Through the use of the Social Statistics Database (SSB) [Sociaal Statistisch Bestand] produced by Statistics Netherlands, with its data covering the entire population of the Netherlands, it has been possible, in many cases, to arrive at a detailed breakdown of groups according to their different countries of origin. In addition to a description of the traditional ‘big four’ (Turks, Moroccans, Surinamese and Antilleans/Arubans), we also indicate, where possible, how smaller immigrant populations, which have come to the Netherlands in recent years, are participating in society. Using longitudinal data, the Integration Monitor provides an insight into the progress of integration achieved by large and small origin groups over a longer period and in different domains of society. This is done by featuring trends over time and by monitoring cohorts of newcomers that settled in the Netherlands in a certain year, in order to see how they have fared. The Integration Monitor focuses on actual behaviour and on the actual social positions held by individuals, as opposed to attitudes, perceptions, subjective experience and opinions.

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