|Publication date||24 June 2005|
|Keywords||etnic minorities, integration|
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Original title: Uit elkaars buurt.
In recent years, the concentration of ethnic
minorities in specific neighbourhoods and schools in Dutch cities has
increasingly been cited as a cause of failing integration. But is this in line
with the facts? This publication explores the relationship between ethnic
concentration and (elements of) socio-cultural integration, and contributes to
the knowledge-building and debate on the significance of ethnic concentration.
Do ethnic concentrations in neighbourhoods have an impact on the contacts
between the ethnic minority and indigenous populations, and do they influence
the command of the Dutch language? The report also explores whether 'ethnic
schools' (schools with a high or total concentration of ethnic minority pupils)
have a negative influence on the language performance of pupils.
For successful socio-cultural integration, it is important to know what the indigenous and ethnic minority populations think about each other and about the presence of ethnic minorities in general. Are those opinions influenced by (growing) concentrations of ethnic minorities in inner-city neighbourhoods?