PhD Candidate, The Citizenship Premium

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development

The Executive Board and the Deans of Maastricht University have recently decided to give an extra financial boost to the interfaculty and interdisciplinary Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE). As part of this new initiative, a number of PhD and Postdoc positions will be opening up in the second half of 2013 and first half of 2014 at the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance / UNU-MERIT. This PhD project falls under the ‘Citizenship and Immigrant Integration’ theme of MACIMIDE and will also involve scientific collaboration with Statistics Netherlands.

Job description

This PhD project aims to examine the relevance of citizenship acquisition for the socioeconomic, sociocultural and political integration of immigrants. Its overall research objective is to study whether citizenship, understood as a legal status, makes a difference from the perspective of immigrant integration. The project will develop and test a series of hypotheses on the ‘citizenship premium’ and will analyze the impact of naturalization on labour market performance as well as a broader set of social capital indicators, such as political participation, volunteering, social contacts, trust in others and trust in (political) institutions. The project will specifically investigate the relevance of citizenship policy, by looking at the impact of changes in policies over time, in the Netherlands, as well as comparing the Dutch findings with those from other European countries.

Appointment date: 1 December 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The deadline for submitting your application is 30 September, 2013.

Read more and apply here.

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