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Growing Global - unemployment disparity between different groups of migrants

For the European Language and Culture bachelorthesis, student Emilia Waterhouse's research is focused on the unemployment disparity between the representation of European and non-European migrants in the Groningen labour market, despite similar educational and socio-economic levels, and if so, what explains this discrepancy.

Emlia: I wish to find out if a discrepancy can be proven to exist and, if so what the cause(s) of this discrepancy is(are).

In order to carry out this research I am carrying out between 5-10 different interviews with non-EU migrant women, I am also conducting interviews with people currently working in positions of influence Groningen (managers or business owners), ideally I would also like to interview politicians but this has proven more difficult. Interviews are a supplementary aspect of my research, I am also distributing two different surveys in both Dutch and English, one for people between the ages of 25-50 who live and work in Groningen and the other for non-EU migrant women. I will then analyse and code my findings in order to ascertain whether or not discrepancies exist, I will also undertake content and discourse analysis of policies where possible.

In this way I hope to gather a larger general overview of the labour market within the city, employment trends and cultural perceptions as a means of ascertaining whether = taste, statistical or institutional discrimination exists and, if so how it is being facilitated.

My Research question:

Is there a discrepancy between the representation of non-European migrant women and European women in the labour market despite similar educational and socio-economic levels, and if so, what explains this discrepancy?

Last modified:11 March 2021 2.03 p.m.