Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gianni D’Amato, Philippe Wanner, Ilka Steiner
      Pages 3-20 Open Access
    3. Ilka Steiner, Aljoscha Landös
      Pages 21-54 Open Access
  3. Migratory Process and Arrival in Switzerland

  4. Labour Market Participation

  5. Social Life and Political Participation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Salomon Bennour, Anita Manatschal
      Pages 189-220 Open Access
    3. Daniel Auer, Didier Ruedin
      Pages 221-242 Open Access
  6. Transnational Life and Future Migratory Intentions

  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Philippe Wanner, Ilka Steiner
      Pages 317-328 Open Access

About this book


This open access book provides insight on current patterns of migration in Switzerland, which fall along a continuum from long-term and permanent to more temporary and fluid.  These patterns are shaped by the interplay of legal norms, economic drivers and societal factors. The various dimensions of this Migration-Mobility Nexus are investigated by means of newly collected survey data: the Migration-Mobility Survey.

The book covers different aspects of life in the host country, including the family dimension, the labour market and political participation as well as social integration. The book also takes into account the chronological dimension of migration by considering the migrants’ arrival, their stay, and their expectations regarding return.

Through applying conclusions drawn from the Swiss context to the migration literature on other European and high-income countries, this book contributes to new knowledge on current migration processes in high-income countries.  As such it will be a valuable reference work to scholars and students in migration, social scientists and policy makers.


Open access Population mobility Serial migrants Migration and integration Sending and receiving countries Labor market participation Social life and political participation Migration-Mobility Nexus Migration-Mobility Survey Integration of Migrants Migration Patterns Surveying migrants

Editors and affiliations

  • Ilka Steiner
    • 1
  • Philippe Wanner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Demography and Socioeconomics IDESOUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Demography and Socioeconomics IDESOUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05670-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05671-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-4087
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-4095
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