A Panorama of Swiss Society 2020: Migration—Integration—Participation / Migration: diverse backgrounds and varying integration pathways

Neuchâtel, 18.08.2020 - Migrants to Switzerland show a wide range of diversity in terms of educational background, occupational situation, age, migration status and country of origin. In addition, migrants tend to be quickly, although never fully, integrated into the labour market; households with a migration background have lower incomes and wealth. A large proportion of migrants do not stay in Switzerland. These are some of the findings from the first edition of the series A Panorama of Swiss Society, published by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) and the Universities of Neuchâtel and Fribourg.

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

Address for enquiries

Jürg Furrer, FSO, tel.: +41 58 463 61 84, email: panorama@bfs.admin.ch
Marcel Heiniger, FSO, tel.: +41 58 463 68 74, email: panorama@bfs.admin.ch
Denise Efionayi-Mäder, SFM / University of Neuchâtel, tel.: +41 32 718 39 33, email: denise.efionayi@unine.ch
Monica Budowski, University of Fribourg, email: monica.budowski@unifr.ch

Press and promotion office, University of Neuchâtel, Nando Luginbühl, tel.: +41 +41 434 12 04, email: nando.luginbuehl@unine.ch
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