Terrorism and integration of Muslim immigrants

A.E.A. Elsayed, A. de Grip

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Abstract

We study the effect that a series of fundamentalist-Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe had on the attitudes of Muslim immigrants in the Netherlands towards integration. Shortly after the attacks, Muslim immigrants’ perceived integration, as measured by various indicators, decreased significantly relative to that of non-Muslims immigrants whereas there is no evidence for the existence of a negative trend in the integration of Muslims prior to the terrorist attacks. We further show that terrorism has a particularly negative impact on the integration of the highly educated, employed, and less religious Muslims - those who arguably have a strong potential for integration.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherResearch Centre for Education and the Labour Market
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Publication series

SeriesROA Research Memoranda
Number014

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Elsayed, A. E. A., & de Grip, A. (2013). Terrorism and integration of Muslim immigrants. Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market. ROA Research Memoranda, No. 014 https://doi.org/10.26481/umaror.2013014