The Effect of Anti-Discrimination Policies on Middle Eastern and North African Immigrants in 24 European Countries

Elyakim Kislev*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

In light of the new wave of immigrants and asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to Europe, this article investigates some of the challenges of the previous phases of immigration of MENA immigrants in order to propose how best to address the needs of the new one. In particular, this article looks at the relationship between different types of anti-discrimination policy and the levels of perceived discrimination among first- and second-generation MENA immigrants to Europe. This research uses hierarchical models to integrate data from the European Social Survey (ESS) and the Migrant Integration Policy Index. Findings show that enforcement mechanisms are most efficient in reducing feelings of discrimination among veteran and second-generation MENA immigrants, while broad and well defined anti-discrimination policies are highly effective among newcomers.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)88-104
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Migration
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 The Author. International Migration © 2018 IOM

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Effect of Anti-Discrimination Policies on Middle Eastern and North African Immigrants in 24 European Countries'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this