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Love thy neighbour?

Love thy neighbour?
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Author(s)
Mérove Gijsberts Jaco Dagevos
Publication date
24 June 2005
Keywords
etnic minorities, integration
ISBN/ISSN/other
9037702252
Series
Publication
Number
2005/13

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?



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