The publication First and second-generation immigrants - a statistical overview is an online Eurostat publication based on data collected by Eurostat from the 2014 Labour force survey ad-hoc module on the ‘Labour market situation of immigrants and their immediate descendants’. The previous 2008 LFS Ad-hoc module on the ‘Labour market situation of immigrants’ was also used to compare the data overtime.
In the articles, the population is divided into three main ‘migration status’ groups based on country of birth of the respondent and of their parents: ‘Native-born with native background’; ‘Second-generation immigrants’ (native-born population with at least one foreign-born parent) and ‘First-generation immigrants’ (foreign-born population). For the migrant population there is a further split based on their ‘EU’ or ‘non-EU origins’. Thus, the population of ‘first-generation immigrants’ is divided according to country of birth of the respondent into ‘first-generation immigrants’ born in another EU Member State (i.e. ‘EU origins’) and ‘first-generation immigrants’ born outside the EU (i.e. ‘non-EU origins’). For the population of ‘second-generation immigrants’, as they all are born in the reporting country that automatically belongs to the EU, their origins are based on the country of birth of their parents. Thus, the group has been split into ‘second-generation immigrants’ with ‘EU origins’ (at least one parent is born in the EU, including in the reporting country) and ‘second-generation immigrants’ of ‘non-EU origins’ (both parents are born outside the EU). The focus of the articles, which cover topics on demographic characteristics, labour market integration and level of skills and qualifications, is to compare the five sub-groups resulting from these divisions. [+]