The Impact of Immigration on Austria's Society

Number of Pages: 
77
Year: 
2006
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The study provides a first attempt to assess the impact of immigration on Austria’s society from different angles in an interdisciplinary approach. It looks at the economy, culture and the political system. Furthermore, the study analyses the factors affecting immigrants. This assessment is embedded in the history of immigration to Austria and recent developments.

Table of contents: 
  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Immigration in the Austrian context: terminology and current situation
    • 1.2 Type of material collected and analysed
    • 1.3 Problems concerning the collection and analysis of material: research gaps
  • 2. Overview of immigration history and development
    • 2.1 The post-war period and the bi-polarisation of Europe
    • 2.2 The immigration of so-called “guest workers”(1960s – 1980s)
    • 2.3 The changes of the 1990s
    • 2.4 Recent history and actual situation
  • 3. The impact of immigration on Austria’s society: the economy
    • 3.1 Taxes, pensions and impact on the welfare system
    • 3.2 Immigrants as consumers
    • 3.3 Immigrants and employment
    • 3.4 Immigrants as ethnic entrepreneurs
    • 3.5 Highly qualified immigrants
    • 3.6 Impact of immigration on specific economic sectors
    • 3.7 Impact of immigration on exports and imports
    • 3.8 Cultural diversity and competitiveness
  • 4. The impact of immigration on Austria’s society: the cultural context
    • 4.1 Cultural diversity and the debate on multiculturalism
    • 4.2 Immigrants and the cultural context: food, sports, fashion, arts, and media
      • 4.2.1 Food
      • 4.2.2 Sports
      • 4.2.3 Fashion
      • 4.2.4 Arts
      • 4.2.5 Media
  • 5. The impact of immigration on Austria’s society: the political context
    • 5.1 Participation of immigrants in the administrative-political system
      • 5.1.1 The political opportunity structure: voting rights
      • 5.1.2 The political opportunity structure: naturalisation
      • 5.1.3 The political opportunity structure: other forms of participation
      • 5.1.4 Political mobilisation of immigrants and their impact
    • 5.2 Self-organisation of immigrants in Austria
    • 5.3 Transnational political mobilisation
  • 6. Factors affecting immigrants: provision of support and restrictions
    • 6.1 Integration of immigrants
    • 6.2 Legal norms
    • 6.3 Health 46
    • 6.4 Housing and living conditions of immigrants
    • 6.5 Poverty and social exclusion
    • 6.6 Education and language training
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix: Statistical Data
  • Bibliography
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