Comparative Demography of the Syrian Diaspora: European and Middle Eastern Destinations

  • Elwood D. Carlson
  • Nathalie E. Williams

Part of the European Studies of Population book series (ESPO, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Genesis of the Syrian Diaspora

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nathalie E. Williams, Elwood D. Carlson
      Pages 3-12
    3. Judith Kohlenberger, Isabella Buber-Ennser, Bernhard Rengs, Roland Hosner
      Pages 29-54
  3. Population Movement to Front-Line States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Tuğba Adalı, Ahmet Sinan Türkyılmaz
      Pages 57-91
    3. Tuba Duman
      Pages 93-107
    4. Maia Sieverding, Valentina Calderón-Mejía
      Pages 109-135
  4. Population Movement to Non-contiguous European States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Bernhard Rengs, Judith Kohlenberger, Kryštof Zeman
      Pages 139-163
    3. Sophie Vause, Bruno Schoumaker
      Pages 165-195
    4. Susanne Worbs, Nina Rother, Axel Kreienbrink
      Pages 197-235
    5. Salvatore Strozza, Giuseppe Gabrielli
      Pages 237-259
    6. Marcel Lubbers, Helga de Valk
      Pages 261-280
    7. Marianne Tønnessen, Kristin Mathilde Drahus, Minja Tea Dzamarija
      Pages 281-301
    8. Wojciech Janicki
      Pages 303-320
    9. Siddartha Aradhya, Eleonora Mussino
      Pages 321-339
  5. Comparative Perspectives on the Syrian Diaspora

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Elwood D. Carlson, Nathalie E. Williams
      Pages 377-395

About this book


This book provides a demographic profile of the Syrian diaspora into Europe and identifies the issue of forced migration as a separate and increasingly salient topic within the more general field of migration research.  It describes the progressive increase in numbers of Syrian refugees in different European countries during recent years and gives a demographic profile of the Syrian refugee population.  The book also compares and synthesizes the demographic profiles presented, to show how the population of Syrian refugees differs from country to county in terms of age structure, sex ratio, family status, educational attainment and other social and economic characteristics. By providing a solid empirical portrait based on national and international statistics, this book will be a great resource to students, academics in migration and refugee studies as well as social scientists and policy-makers in European countries.


Syrian diaspora Forced migration and integration Population Movement Non-Contiguous European States Front-line states Displaced Syrians Demography Population studies Refugees

Editors and affiliations

  • Elwood D. Carlson
    • 1
  • Nathalie E. Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24450-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24451-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-3579
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