Oddly enough we still seem to discuss whether there is racism in Switzerland. Yes, there is.
Here a few hard facts from the NCCR on the move.
- Job applicants with Black skin colour on their picture and a name from Cameroon have to send 30% more job applications to get invited for a job interview. They are Swiss citizens. Blog.
- Job applicants with a name indicating Kosovan ancestors have to send up to 50% more job applications to get invited for a job interview. They are Swiss citizens. Blog.
- 18% of the Swiss population entitled to vote are of ‘immigrant origin’. In 2015, 13% of the candidates for the National Council had a name suggesting ‘immigrant origin’ — only 6% got elected. Blog.
- If your name suggests Turkish or Kosovan ancestry, you’re 3-5 percentage points less likely to be invited to view an apartment: There are landlords who do not want to meet you. Blog.
We also have tons of material on the experience of discrimination, experiencing racism, or negative attitudes to immigrants and foreigners.
Image credit: CC-by-sa Quinn Dombrowski
Postdoctoral Position in Sociology 60%
The nccr – on the move and the HETS School of Social Work of Geneva are seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Position in Sociology to carry out research and contribute to research projects in the area of post-retirement international mobilities, transnational lifestyles, and care configurations. Applications should be submitted before the 10th of June 2020.
Mixed methods, Stata or similar
Deadline: 10 June (!) 2020
Lorenzo Piccoli of the NCCR on the move has been a guest to the podcast ‘The Borders of Equality’, managed by the University of Leiden. He presented the datasets of the NCCR and discussed some of the work that has been done over the last couple of months.
Here’s an interactive guide on the migration mobility nexus we use at the NCCR on the move: https://migration-mobility-nexus.onrender.com/
I can’t help but notice some similarities in this static picture, but the interactive guide will make it clear that this is coincidence.
A short presentation of the Migration Mobility Nexus we use at the https://nccr-onthemove.ch/