Immigration from the Immigrants’ Perspective: Analyzing Survey Data Collected among Immigrants and Host Society Members

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Immigration from the Immigrants’ Perspective: Analyzing Survey Data Collected among Immigrants and Host Society Members


  • Alice Ramos Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Eldad Davidov Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne, Germany / University Research Priority Program “Social Networks,” University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Peter Schmidt Department of Political Science, University of Giessen, Germany
  • Marta Vilar Rosales Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dina Maskileyson Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne, Germany


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Abstract:  Immigration has been one of the most crucial global phenomena, changing the fabric of many societies, and a topic of substantial research. Much of this research has focused on how the host society views immigrants and immigration, or on the societal factors influencing the latter. The goal of this thematic issue is to present different studies focusing on various aspects of immigration from a perspective that has not been often viewed under the magnifying glass so far, but which is of major importance: looking at immigration from the immigrants’ point of view.

Keywords:  adaptation; attitudes toward immigration; community; immigrants’ reception; integration; migrants’ perspective; perceived health; well-being

Published:   27 December 2019


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v7i4.2695


© Alice Ramos, Eldad Davidov, Peter Schmidt, Marta Vilar Rosales, Dina Maskileyson. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction of the work without further permission provided the original author(s) and source are credited.