Immigrant Naturalization in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden: Origin, Destination and Life Course in Longitudinal Perspective
On Thursday 17 May MiLifeStatus director Maarten Vink and 2017-2018 Willy Brandt Guest Professor gave a presentation in the Migration Seminar at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University.
Vink presented the first results of the comparative analyses done together with the team members Floris Peters and Anna Tegunimataka and project associate Pieter Bevelander of population register data in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden. The researchers have tracked the naturalisation 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 objective is to determine how characteristics associated with origin country (geographical distance, human development, political regime, dual citizenship acceptance), the migrant life course (age at migration, marital status, children) and individual level factors (eg education, socioeconomic status) condition the impact of changing citizenship policies in destination countries