In Switzerland, persons with an immigrant background, particularly foreign nationals, a significantly lower quality of life than Swiss nationals without migration background. This shows a report of the Federal office for statistics (BFS).
According to the on Tuesday, the BFS published data in Switzerland to 2018 of around 38 per cent of the permanent resident population aged 15 and over with a migrant background (2'686'000 persons). This represents an increase of 1.5 percent compared to the previous year.
About 80 percent of the population with a migrant background were born abroad and belong to the first Generation (2'165'000 persons). All the others were born in Switzerland and belong to the second Generation.
objectively and subjectively high values
There is a connection between migration background and individual quality of life is, as it says in a report published on Tuesday by the BFS. A high quality of life is achieved when both the indicators of the objective life conditions (e.g. housing costs, education level) as well as those for subjective well-being (satisfaction) reach high values.
In many of the studied areas of life (such as financial Situation, housing, work and training, health, subjective well-being, etc.) is because the population without a migration background, the members will consist solely of the Swiss state, better than those with a migrant background, which includes both Swiss and foreign nationals.
Within the population with a migrant background Swiss government to meet members in General to better living conditions than foreign nationals. This group is again very heterogeneous. In the report, a distinction is made according to nationality groups.
The Northern and Western European nationals, are formed in contrast to the rest of the foreign nationals and income and will generally take on above-average living conditions. The Eastern and non-European (to a lesser extent, southern European) nationals emerge, however, in almost all areas of life, as a particularly disadvantaged group.
Integration in the labour market status more difficult
A mostly low level of education, lack of social relations, financial difficulties and a partly unsatisfactory state of health complicate their Integration in the labour market and thus the opportunities to generate income. In addition, frequent concerns suggest above-average symptoms and dissatisfaction, and a poor housing situation precarious circumstances of life in this group.
The southern, Eastern and non-European state to significantly more objective and subjective problems of kin cumulate in addition, as the total population. Especially the Eastern and non-European nationals are disproportionately affected by objective multiple deprivation.
Of the rest of the population group studied, irrespective of the migration background and nationality, the unemployed are also at a disadvantage in many areas of life even more. They form together with the above-mentioned Eastern and non-European nationals, the lowest-Income and the people without post-compulsory education is the most important risk groups, and thus the main target groups for social policies. (fal/sda)
Created: 05.11.2019, 11:00 PM