2004
Volume 30, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0169-2216
  • E-ISSN: 2468-9424

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Compulsory civic integration is an important integration tool of the Dutch government. Little is known, however, about the actual effects of this tool. This contribution examines the relationship between integration and social participation. It is shown that civic integration contributes positively to participation in the form of paid employment for newcomers and voluntary participants. After passing the civic integration exam, these groups are more likely to have a paid job than comparable groups without a civic integration diploma. For the group of oldcomers civic integration has no significant effect on their employment chances. The results have been obtained by linking a number of different databases, in particular the Social Statistical Database (SSB, data on participation) of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the ISI system (data on integration) of the Education Executive Agency (DUO). In the calculations of the effect of civic integration multiple regression analyses have been used. The article is based on research carried out by Regioplan, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) in 2013.

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