PhD Thesis: Educational mobility of second-generation Turks in cross-national perspective (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

A substantial body of literature has investigated educational inequalities among children of Turkish immigrants in single north-western European countries, because Turks are one of the largest immigrant groups and among the most disadvantaged groups in terms of education. Although the patterns of disadvantage are evident in most countries, first comparative studies point to remarkable variations from one country to another in the extent of the disadvantages faced by second-generation Turks. However, neither the precise scale of the differences in educational mobility, nor the reason for the cross-border variations, is at all clear. This dissertation asks what causes variations in the educational mobility of second-generation Turks across three European countries and five cities, namely Sweden (Stockholm), France (Paris and Strasbourg) and Austria (Vienna and Linz)? Using the TIES survey – a data set about children of immigrants from Turkey (as well as from former Yugoslavia and Morocco) collected in 2007/2008 – educational mobility is studied in these three contexts in comparison by analyzing both educational attainment and educational pathways.  »Summary«

Promotors: Prof. R. Penninx (University of Amsterdam), Prof. M. Crul (University of Rotterdam)

PhD Committee: H. van de Werfhorst (University of Amsterdam), H. Vermeulen (University of Amsterdam), R. Aparicio-Gómez (Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gassett, Madrid), S. Severiens (University of Rotterdam) and M. Alkan (University of Amsterdam).

The thesis, Educational mobility of second-generation Turks in cross-national perspective, was short listed for the IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award 2013 (Best dissertation in the field of migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe).