ELITES - Special Issue Ethnic and Racial Sudies

The upcoming new elite among children of immigrants: a cross-country and cross-sector comparison. Edited by Maurice Crul & Elif Keskiner. Read the articles here.

New Diversities

Special issue of New Diversities 2014/1 now online.
Guest Editors: Jens Schneider (University of Osnabrück) and Maurice Crul (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
We think that this special issue will make a powerful contribution to current scholarly debates on migration and diversities!


Read our book Super-diversity/Superdiversiteit/Super-diversité (Crul et al 2013) in English, Dutch or French following this link

Maurice Crul: Wereldstad Amsterdam

Superdiversiteit, een nieuwe visie op het Amsterdam van hoogleraar Maurice Crul waarin autochtone inwoners sinds kort de nieuwe minderheid vormen.

"Marokkaanse vrouwen zijn nu in de stad Amsterdam de groep met de langste woongeschiedenis."

Oratie Maurice Crul

Op vrijdag 22 maart hield Maurice Crul zijn inaugurele rede als hoogleraar onderwijs en diversiteit op de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. De titel van zijn oratie is: ‘Superdiversiteit: een nieuwe visie op integratie’.

Pathways to Success - Italy

The Italian unit of Pathways to Success obtained funding later than other national teams, and so is at an earlier stage, and has not yet published results. However, 30 interviews have been obtained with young people of various nationalities (of whom the most numerous are Moroccans and Chinese).

Since foreign immigration only became a mass phenomenon in Italy in the last decades of the twentieth century, the “successful” second generation (most of whom, of course, have a long educational trajectory) is only now establishing itself in the labour market. This is particularly true because entry into the labour market is agonizingly slow and tortuous even for Italian young people. (In fact similar interviews with Italians show many similarities with the trajectories of young people of foreign parentage.) This means that it is not entirely clear for many young people “how the story will end”. Nonetheless, the interviews conducted provide interesting indications of the kind of niches where children of immigrants tend to find relatively qualified posts, and on the channels whereby they gradually build up networks, skills and reputation.


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