Do Integration Policies Affect Immigrants' Voluntary Engagement? An Exploration at Switzerland's Subnational Level

Manatschal, Anita; Stadelmann-Steffen, Isabelle (2014). Do Integration Policies Affect Immigrants' Voluntary Engagement? An Exploration at Switzerland's Subnational Level. Journal of ethnic and migration studies : JEMS, 40(3), pp. 404-423. Routledge 10.1080/1369183X.2013.830496

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This paper investigates whether integration policies influence immigrants' propensity to volunteer, the latter being an important element of immigrants' integration into the host society. By distinguishing different categories of integration policies at Switzerland's subnational level and applying a Bayesian multilevel approach, our results suggest varying policy effects: while policies fostering socio-structural rights enhance immigrants' propensity to volunteer, we observe a negative curvilinear relationship between cultural rights and obligations and immigrants' volunteerism implying that a combination of cultural entitlements and obligations is most conducive to immigrants' civic engagement.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Manatschal, Anita and Stadelmann, Isabelle

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

1469-9451

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Anita Manatschal

Date Deposited:

23 May 2014 08:24

Last Modified:

25 Apr 2019 13:53

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/1369183X.2013.830496

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Integration Policy, Immigrant Rights and Obligations, Immigrant Volunteering, Social Capital, Subnational Comparison

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.45184

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/45184

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