Study title
The Integration of European Second generation: Swiss country report
Ref study 10859
Study language English
Contributing institutions
  • Integration
  • Migration
  • Second generation
Geographical space
"TIES" stands for The Integration of European Second Generation ( The TIES research group initiated international comparative research on the second generation in Europe. The network includes researchers from eight countries Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland under the coordination of the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at the University of Amsterdam. The aim is to examine the situation of young adults (aged 18 to 35), born in the country of immigration to parents coming from Turkey, Morocco and the Successor States of Yugoslavia (SSYU) and analyse it by contrasting it to the situation of the autochthonous youth. The country report pursues a mainly descriptive aim, regarded as a basis for developing further comparative international analysis. In spite of this limited scope, it is very instructive as it provides detailed information on a quite unknown segment of second generation of labour migration.
Methods (description)
The survey was conducted on the basis of a questionnaire common to all research teams, consisting of twelve modules: Personal details of respondent, Educational career, Labour history, Partner(s), Parents and siblings, Housing and neighborhood, Social relations, Gender roles and child care, Identity, language and transnationalism, Religion and religiosity, Income of respondent and partner as well as a 'Written' question sheet (for more sensitive questions). The data set includes 1348 interviews, with 449 Turkish origin youth, 431 Balkan origin youth and 468 Swiss origin youth, all born in Switzerland between 1971 and 1988.

Methods (instruments)
Replicated study No
  • Lessard-Phillips, Laurence; Fibbi, Rosita; Wanner, Philippe. 2012. Assessing the labour market positioning of the Turkish second generation and its determinants. In Crul, Maurice and Jens Schneider (éd.), The European Second Generation Compared: Does the Context Matter? Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Unpublished documents
  • Fibbi, Rosita; Topgül, Ceren; Ugrina, Dusan; Wanner, Philippe. 2010. Second generation of Turkish and former Yugoslavian Descent in Zurich and Basel. TIES country report. SFM, Neuchâtel 2010.
Financed by

Mandating institution(s)
  • Stiftung für Bevölkerung, Migration und Umwelt (BMU), the German Volkswagen Stiftung; the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) in collaboration with the European Science Foundation
Ethical approval No
Study type
Data availability
Source (Updates) Web
Date created 30.03.2012
Date modified 30.03.2012
Start - End date 01.01.2006 - 28.12.2010