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Immigrant Naturalization in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden: Origin, Destination and Life Course in Longitudinal Perspective

Tid: 2018-05-17 14:00 -- 2018-05-17 16:00
Plats: MIM Room C0929/Library, 9th floor, Niagara
Målgrupp: All interested

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Immigrant Naturalization in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden: Origin, Destination and Life Course in Longitudinal Perspective

Maarten Vink, Maastricht University

Abstract

What is the relative influence of characteristics associated with origin country (geographical distance, human development, political regime, dual citizenship acceptance) and the migrant life course (age at migration, marital status, children) on the propensity of immigrants to naturalize, and how do these factors condition the impact of changing citizenship policies in destination countries? Despite a thriving literature on immigrant naturalization, most studies focus on origin country and individual characteristics while attention to institutional variation at the destination country level remains more limited. Data limitations have resulted in analyses that focus mostly on single destination countries and rarely capture policy change over time. This paper draws on micro-level longitudinal data from population registers in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden since the 1990s which allow us to track the naturalization propensity of multiple migrant cohorts over a period of up to fifteen years for each cohort. The longitudinal and comparative design of the study enables an analysis of the influence of changing citizenship policies, covering both major institutional changes within countries over time (restrictions in Denmark in 2002, 2006, 2008; restriction in the Netherlands in 2003; acceptance of dual citizenship in Sweden in 2001) as well as a comparison of long-term differences between these countries.

The Migration Seminars Spring 2018

The seminars are held in English and take place (if nothing else is mentioned) Thursdays at 14.15-16.00 at MIM Room C0929/Library, 9th floor, Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University. Gathering for the seminar at sharp 14.05 at the ground floor next to the Reception in Niagara. 

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