Migrants in Europe, A statistical portrait of the first and second generation

Migrants are more at risk of poverty and social exclusion all over Europe.

35% of the migrant population are at the risk of poverty or social exclusion in Europe [1] in comparision to 20% of people living where they were born, according to a Eurostat report on the living conditions of migrants in Europe (see below). The at-risk-of-poverty-rate of migrants born in another European Union country is at 21%.

In Belgium the gaps concerning the at-poverty-risk are the most significant : 51% of the migrants are affected, compared to 13 % for those born in Belgium. The gap is also significant in Finland (43% versus 13%), in Sweden (37% versus 10%) or even in France (40% versus 10%). In Germany (33% versus 19%) and in Portugal (28% versus 22%) these disparities are however inferieur to the European average.

This gap may partially be explained by the disparities in the access to employment. In Europe, 10% of the migrant population are unemployed and 34% are overqualified [2] for their job. For persons living in the coutry where they were born the unemployment rate is at 6% and the overqualification rate at 19%. Those figures date from 2008 : it is likely that the economic crisis and the rise in unemployement has accentuated the gaps and levels of disparitiy.

Please click below to read the European Commission’s report "Migrants in Europe, A statistical portrait of the first and second generation", Eurostat Statistical books, 2011
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Notes

[1Persons at the risk of poverty are those who live in a household with an income level inferior to 60 % of the national median income, who face a lack of ressources or who are under-employed. The present data concerns the age group of 25 to 54 year-olds.

[2Employees who have a high level of education whilst working in a low- or medium-skilled job.


Source : Anthony Albertinelli, Bettina Knauth, Katarzyna Kraszewska, David Thorogood, "Migrants in Europe", Eurostat Statistical books, European Commission, 2011


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Thèmes : • Migration & ethnicité • Migration & ethnicité • Conditions de vie

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