More documents from Graaf, Willibrord de; Zenderen, Kaj van
More documents from Ethnic and Racial Studies

Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

Segmented assimilation in the Netherlands? Young migrants and early school leaving

[journal article]

Graaf, Willibrord de; Zenderen, Kaj van

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(448 KByte)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:

Further Details
Abstract There has been ongoing debate in the Netherlands in recent years about second-generation immigrant youth, a debate fuelled by two, rather persistent phenomena: high school dropout and unemployment among migrant youth. Fear exists that migrant youth will become marginalized. This raises the question to what extent the position of migrant youth can be viewed as manifesting downward mobility, leading to a form of segmented assimilation? This article examines the problems of education and dropout, and discusses the significance of the many statistics which either prove or refute the assumed gravity of the problem. Then follows an outline of the policy landscape and the concomitant ethnifying effects to complete the picture. We conclude that downward segmented assimilation is not the dominant trend, and end with a discussion of new forms of ethnic exclusion that lay the blame for not integrating well into Dutch society at the foot of migrant youth themselves.
Classification Migration, Sociology of Migration
Free Keywords second generation; segmented assimilation; migrant youth; ethnification; school dropout; unemployment
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 1470-1488
Journal Ethnic and Racial Studies, 32 (2009) 8
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)