Indicators of integration of migrants 2015 (European Commission-OECD)

This joint publication by the OECD and the European Commission presents a comparison across all EU and OECD countries of the integration of immigrants and their children.

The joint report of the European Commission (DG Migration and Home Affairs) and the OECD (International Migration Division), "Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015 – Settling In" constitutes the first broad international comparison across all EU as well as OECD countries of the outcomes for migrants and their children and covers several key indicators in areas such as employment, education and skills, social inclusion, civic engagement and social cohesion.

Three chapters (chapters 2 to 4) present detailed contextual information (demographic and immigrant-specific) for immigrants and immigrant households. The remainder of the publication goes on to consider the actual indicators on integration (chapters 5 to 12). Two special chapters are dedicated to two specific groups: young people with an immigrant background - whose outcomes are often seen as the benchmark for the success or failure of integration-  and third-country nationals in the European Union, who are the target of EU integration policy.

Among other findings, the report shows that in 2014, third-country nationals represented around 4% of the total population in the EU (around 20 million persons). The majority of (working-age) third-country nationals residing in the EU were in employment (53.4%) though there was a persisting gap compared to host-country nationals (65.3%). One out of two (48.6%) third-country nationals was living in 2013 in a household at risk of poverty or social exclusion, compared to 22.9% among host country nationals.

The full report is available in English here.

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Fri 03 Jul 2015
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