English title: Attitudes towards immigrants and the integration of ethnically diverse societies

Author(s): Tiiu Paas - Vivika Halapuu -

Language: English

Type: Report, working paper

Year: 2012

Abstract

The paper focuses on exploring people’s attitudes towards immigration in 26 European countries based on the European Social Survey fourth round database. Outcomes of the empirical analysis show that the attitudes of European people towards immigrants vary depending on 1) the personal characteristics of the respondents; 2) the country’s characteristics; and 3) the attitudes of people towards country institutions and socio-economic security. The studies results provide empirical evidence-based grounds for the development of policy measures to integrate ethnically diverse societies, taking into account the composition of the country's population and their attitudes to institutions and socio-economic security.

Edition: 0

Institution: NORFACE

Number of pages: 19

Number: 23

Series: Norface Migration Discussion Paper