Geografie 2007, 112, 142-160

Adaptation/integration of immigrants into major society: The second generation of foreigners and of their parents in Czechia

Eva Janská

Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, Přírodovědecká fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

This contribution deals with the new phenomenom of preschool immigrant children in Czechia after 1990. It focuses on social, economic, cultural and ethnic characteristics of children's parents and on language knowledge and adaptation of children of immigrants in the major society. The paper is based on a quota sample survey conducted in the framework of a Grant Agency project in the Czech Republic in school years 2003/2004 and 2004/2005. The main goals of this contribution is to ascertain what way of inclusion into the Czech society the given immigrant groups practice. There are also discussed factors influencing integration of migrant families into the major society, as well as their willingness to stay in Czechia permanently.


Autorka děkuje GAČR za finanční podporu grantu č. 403/04/P097 a MŠMT za podporu výzkumného záměru č. MŠM 0021620831.