Which country is better Switzerland or Denmark

High subjective well-being of migrants in Denmark and Switzerland: a country comparison based on the ESS

[Journal article]

Abstract

When dealing with the living conditions of migrants is predominantly their material-structural situation is considered. But even if the material-structural Living conditions are indisputably of crucial importance they are still only part of the quality of life of the ... more

When dealing with the living conditions of migrants is predominantly their material-structural situation is considered. But even if the material-structural Living conditions are indisputably of crucial importance, educate However, they only reduce part of the quality of life of those affected. Because how is e.g. to assess the situation of a migrant, their material standard of living in the country A would be significantly better than in country B, but at the same time its position in the Income distribution in country B would be more favorable than in country A? I. E. is the absolute or is it the relative standard of living that matters? And finally how about one To judge situation in which he was compared while above the highest material Standard of living and the most favorable position in the distribution of income takes, but has great difficulty dealing with the ingestion context to arrange usual cultural customs and, in addition, he himself frequently feels socially excluded? Objective structural data alone are sufficient in the discussion with these questions. For a complete picture it is more useful to also to take into account how those affected see their situation and rate .... less

Thesaurus keywords
Federal Republic of Germany; economic situation; Life quality; Standard of living; Discrimination; Life satisfaction; Migrant; Minority rights; Denmark; Indicator research; public good; Sweden; European Social Survey; Spain; Great Britain; Living conditions; Belgium; international comparison; Switzerland; social indicators; Netherlands

classification
migration

method
empirically

Language document
German

Year of publication
2014

Page reference
Pp. 6-10

Magazine title
Social Indicators Information Service (2014) 52

DOI
https://doi.org/10.15464/isi.52.2014.6-10

ISSN
2199-9082

License
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0