English title: Immigrant Involvement in Voluntary Associations in Europe

Author(s): Bogdan Voicu - Monica Şerban -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2012

Abstract

This paper measures the impact of immigration on migrants' involvement in associations across Europe. Using multilevel analysis on European Social Survey (ESS) data, we address three questions: Are immigrants likely to become members in voluntary associations? Does this likelihood change with the length of stay in the host country? Does the type of the association make a difference? The findings show that the likelihood of migrants participating in associations increases with the length of stay, while second-generation migrant participation is similar to that of the host society. The relation is stronger for expressive associations and weaker for instrumental-utilitarian ones, while religious organisations are more likely to attract new immigrants.

Volume: 38

Issue: 10

From page no: 1569

To page no: 1587

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2012.711046

Journal: Journal of ethnic and migration studies