Rossalina Latcheva, Flip Lindo, Fernando Machado, Ulrich Pötter, Kurt Salentin, Anja Stichs
The LIMITS project comprises research among first generation immigrants from different sending countries, in six cities in five European countries. The project aims to identify trends in the life courses of six selected groups of immigrants. It employs a double viewpoint: a comparative perspective across different groups in six European cities, and a longitudinal perspective on the migrant’s complete life trajectory which has been almost entirely missing from migration research. The cities included into the analysis are Amsterdam, Bielefeld, Lisbon, Rotterdam, Stockholm and Vienna. The selection of these cities was based on their metropolitan character and their countries’ specific histories of immigration and political frameworks. The immigrants included in the research are identified by their place of birth. The research is thus focused on the so-called first generation. The sending countries included in the research are Turkey (Amsterdam, Bielefeld, Stockholm and Vienna), Morocco Amsterdam and Stockholm), Serbia (Bielefeld and Vienna) and Cape Verde (Lisbon and Rotterdam). Besides, in Lisbon immigrants with an Indian (Hindu) ethnic and religious background, mostly from former Portuguese colonies in Africa, are included in the research. Except for their status of being born abroad, respondents had to meet two other criteria. They had
to be at least 35 years of age, and to have a residence in the receiving country of at least 15 years. Of the populations selected for the local surveys, 300 interviews per group were realised. The total dataset comprises 3.300 cases. The collected data cover the lives of the respondents on a wide spectrum of domains. The longitudinal format enables the detailed analysis of the post-immigration life course on the domains of household, housing and relation to the labour market, using the statistical methods of Event History Analysis (EHA).
Rossalina Latcheva; Flip Lindo; Fernando Machado; Ulrich Pötter; Kurt Salentin; Anja Stichs (2006), LIMITS - Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in European Cities: Life-Courses and Quality of Life in a World of Limitations. Final Report, in: LIMITS Project Consortium (ed.).
Final Report PDF, 3.5 MB