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Understanding the integration process across generations of African immigrants in Germany

Noukeu Petnguen, Audry V. (2013) Understanding the integration process across generations of African immigrants in Germany.

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Abstract:In year 2009, a study of the Berlin Institute for Demography and Development re-ported that, contrarily to other immigrant groups, in which the first and second generation and the first generation were following the same integration pattern, the African immigrants of the second generation were following different integration patterns than their counterparts of the first generation. While the first generation of African immigrants were being assimilated in the host society, the second genera-tion was being assimilated in the ethnic milieu. The aim of the following paper is to look for possible explanations for these results presented by the Berlin Institute for Demography and Development. By doing this, this study will especially deal with two theories on intergenerational integration developed by the German sociologist Hartmut Esser and the American sociologist Zhou. The following study is relevant for further research because there are almost no publications about this specific question. It hopes to provide a first insight in the topic of the integration of the sec-ond generation African immigrants in Germany. It raises through this the aware-ness of researchers on investigating on this group, who has less been studied until today. Key Words: downward integration pattern, Integration, people with a migrant background, ethnic milieu, host society, discrimination
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
"Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration BSc (56627)
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