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Austro-Filipino Youth Cosmopolitan Austrians or Hyphenated Filipinos?

  • Gisela M. Reitere

Abstract

This chapter is a study of the integration and identity formation of secondgeneration Philippine immigrants in Austria and their impact on Austrian society. It concentrates on Austro-Filipino adolescents between 14 and 25 years of age who are the offspring of early first-generation Philippine immigrants, some of them of mixed Austrian-Filipino parentage. The specific circumstances of Philippine labour migration to Austria have created conditions for the secondgeneration immigrants that differ significantly from those of other ethnic immigrant groups. The nationalisation rate of Philippine immigrants in Austria is high, and their community leaders usually present them as an example of successful integration. Still, second-generation Austro-Filipino adolescents have to find their own ways to cope with the challenges of immigration.

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