Project Details

Description

The point of departure is social psychological theory, which predicts that "intense" contact between migrants and natives might yield positive effects, while "superficial" contact might have opposite effects. MNcontact asks the following two research questions: 1: How has increased migration changed the ethnic composition of families, primary/secondary schools and workplaces in Denmark? 2: How does the ethnic composition of families, primary/secondary schools and workplaces affect levels of tolerance, trust, and solidarity? MNcontact answers the questions by means of unique Danish register data and linked register-survey data. Thereby MNcontact moves beyond the question about neighborhood segregation, which has dominated the field. MNcontact also advances the field with new ways of establishing causality; i.e. addressing the potential problem with the self-selection of the most tolerance and trusting into contact.
Short titleMNcontact
AcronymMNcontact
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/01/2020 → 01/07/2024

Keywords

  • immigration
  • segregation
  • contact effects
  • diversity
  • prejudices
  • tolerance