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Prof. Maurice Crul - Erasmus University Rotterdam & Free University of Amsterdam

Maurice Crul is a Professor in Sociology at the Free University in Amsterdam and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Crul’s research interests cover the areas of education and labour market among children of immigrants in a cross European and transatlantic perspective. His past and current research focuses especially on the effect of national and local institutional arrangements in education and the labour market on school and labour market careers of children of immigrants. Crul has been a guest editor for special issues in high ranking journals, including International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Migration and Ethnic studies and Teachers College Records. Crul is the lead author for several books, including most recently: Superdiversity. A New Vision on Integration (2013), The Changing face of World Cities (2012) and The European Second Generation Compared (2012). Crul coordinated the socalled TIES project (http://www.tiesproject.eu) a survey project on the 2nd generation in eight European countries and is currently coordinating the ELITES project (http://www.elitesproject.eu/) looking at the upcoming elite among the second generation in Sweden, Germany, France and The Netherlands. He is the international chair of the IMISCOE network, a network of 33 research institutes working on issues of migration and integration.

“Pathways to Success. The Second Generation in Germany, France, Sweden and the Netherlands”

Research on children of immigrants has focused mostly on the group that has been unsuccessful in school or in the labour market. The group that is however successful against all odds is growing. In this presentation Maurice Crul will show, based on the outcomes of his present ERC project, the substantial differences in pathways to success for Turkish second generation adolescents in four countries: Germany, France, Sweden and The Netherlands. The project findings are drawn from a large survey on the second generation in Europe (TIES) and 180 in-depth interviews with successful professionals. The outcomes show the importance of the national and local integration context in explaining both the size and the differences in pathways to success.