Causes and Consequences of Early Socio-Cultural Integration Processes Among New Immigrants in Europe

About the project

Bringing together an international and multi-disciplinary team of researchers, this project investigates potential inequalities experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and + (LGBTQI+) people at three ‘transition’ points in life: school to work transitions; employment progression in mid-life; and the transition into retirement and its implications for end of life. The key objective is to provide cross-cultural evidence concerning life course inequalities experienced by LGBTQI+ people, comparing and contrasting these across four European countries with different yet interrelated social, historical, economic and political backgrounds: England, Scotland, Portugal and Germany.


Thus far, the researchers have been examining existing studies and literature related to LGBTQI+ people published in the UK, Portugal and Germany since 2000 to form a background to this study. The researchers have also been mapping relevant social surveys that may be useful for addressing the research questions and exploring the potential of agent-based modelling, which will form a key output of the study in its final year.





Principal Investigator:
Professor Claudia Diehl, University of Goettingen

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