The Interaction between Discrimination and Integration

2012

An analysis of existing research

- Factsheet on the research project -

Discrimination has the following effects on the integration of people with a migrant background:

  • The experience of discrimination can trigger a re-ethnicisation process.
  • The constant confrontation with prejudices and stereotypes has a negative impact on self-esteem.
  • Marginalisation and discrimination increase the danger of a propensity towards violence.
  • Discrimination prevents integration into the labour market and goes hand in hand with an increased risk of poverty.
  • Discrimination has a negative effect on mental and physical health whereby day-to-day stress factors such as ‘daily hassles’ have a negative impact on a person’s life satisfaction.