nccr on the move

nccr on the move
nccr on the move

Das nccr - on the move ist das National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) für Migrations- und Mobilitätsstudien, das seit Juni 2014 in Betrieb ist. Ziel des Zentrums ist, das Verständnis zeitgenössischer Migrationsmuster zu verbessern und ein innovatives und wettbewerbsorientiertes Feld der Forschung über Migration und Mobilität in der Schweiz zu schaffen.

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Université de Neuchâtel

R.I.C.E. – An Integrated Model of Welfare Deservingness Perceptions

Knotz, Carlo ; Gandenberger, Mia ; Bonoli, Giuliano ; Fossati, Flavia

(nccr on the move ; 26)

Research on deservingness perceptions is currently one of the most vibrant areas in the field of welfare state analysis. In this manuscript, we critically assess the state-of-the-art in this field of research and, in particular, the two dominant theoretical approaches, the C.A.R.I.N. framework and the ‘deservingness heuristics’ model. In doing so, we identify some important problems,...

Université de Neuchâtel

Between Flows and Places: Conceptualizing the Migration-Mobility Nexus

Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Paula

(nccr on the move ; 25)

This paper sets out to conceptualize the nexus between migration and mobility as the connection between two contrasting perspectives on human movement. I use the notion of a “nexus” as an analytical lens to identify connections, overlaps or contradictions between the terms “migration” and “mobility”. I find that although migration and mobility are often seen as distinct phenomena, the...

Université de Neuchâtel

Migration, Sustainability and Democracy. Current Debates on Environmental, Social, and Political Issues

Sontag, Katrin

(nccr on the move ; 24)

This paper explores connections between migration on the one hand and sustainability and democracy on the other. It presents an introduction to ongoing debates and will be submitted to the Handbook of Sustainability and Democracy in a later version. The paper addresses three issues. Firstly, climate change as a cause of migration. It argues that the relation is not straightforward and the...

Université de Neuchâtel

De-qualification and de-emancipation among recently arrived highly skilled immigrant women in Switzerland

Gerber, Sarah ; Wanner, Philippe

(nccr on the move ; 23)

Immigrants face numerous obstacles to integrating themselves into the Swiss labor market. One issue is the underutilization of skills, qualifications, and knowledge, which results in a brain waste for the migrants as well as for the Swiss society. This study examines the determinants of dequalificationand de-emancipation among the recently arrived highly skilled immigrant women in Switzerland....

Université de Neuchâtel

Segregation Patterns among Foreigners in Switzerland: A Multi-Scalar Approach (1990 – 2014)

Zufferey, Jonathan

(nccr on the move ; 22)

This ‘nccr on the move’ working paper examines the settlement and segregation of foreigners in Switzerland between 1990 and 2014. Based on a novel approach that addresses the modifiable areal unit problem common in most of the research on the topic, this paper compares 12 groups of foreigners at the regional, cantonal and neighborhood levels for the years 1990, 2000 and 2014. The...

Université de Neuchâtel

International Graduates in Switzerland: Transitioning into the Labor Market

Lombard, Annique ; Zufferey, Jonathan

(nccr on the move ; 21)

International students are potential highly skilled workers who can enter in their host country’s labor market. In Switzerland, migration policies regulate the selection criteria for migrant workers, including international students who subsequently seek employment after graduation. However, Switzerland has competing national interests: on the one hand, economic efficiency requires highly...

Université de Neuchâtel

Do Swiss Citizens of Immigrant Origin Face Hiring Discrimination in the Labour Market?

Zschirnt, Eva ; Fibbi, Rosita

(nccr on the move ; 20)

The extent to which discrimination in employment disadvantages children of immigrants is a major question both in economic research on labour market and in sociological studies of integration. This working paper contributes to the debate by reporting findings of a correspondence test in which pairs of equally qualified Swiss citizens –one from the majority group and one from one minority...

Université de Neuchâtel

How many Migrants does the Swiss Pension System Need?

Milivinti, Alice

(nccr on the move ; 19)

The positive role exerted by migrants to decelerate the ageing population process of devel oped countries has been stressed by many studies. However, the actual number of migrants needed to sustain the pension systems and its effectiveness in the long-run often remains tacit. While assuming the increment of the retired population to be the only shock, this study un dertakes an accounting exercise...

Université de Neuchâtel

SWISSCIT Index on Citizenship Law in Swiss Cantons: Conceptualisation, Measurement, Aggregation

Arrighi, Jean-Thomas ; Piccoli, Lorenzo

(nccr on the move ; 18)

In the Swiss federal context, the acquisition of citizenship through ordinary naturalization, the enjoyment of electoral rights as a foreign resident, and the retention of the franchise as a Swiss citizen abroad is not uniformly defined through a single federal law but co-determined by the cantons. In this explanatory note, we introduce SWISSCIT, a set of indicators measuring how inclusive...

Université de Neuchâtel

Return Me – If You Can: 10th Anniversary of the Adoption of the EU Return Directive – A Success Story?

Progin-Theuerkauf, Sarah

(nccr on the move ; 17)

The EU Return Directive will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2018. As part of the Schengen Acquis, this Directive is also binding for Switzerland. This Working Paper analyses whether the Directive has actually achieved its aim of setting up a "fair and transparent regime for returns", by pointing out four major problems, also identified by the Court of Justice of the European Union.