Participation of Immigrants
The research project deals with the question why immigrants participate in ethnically segregated voluntary associations. The participation of foreigners is considered as a means of getting access to goods that immigrants as a structurally disadvantaged group cannot obtain elsewhere. It is expected that the participatory patterns of foreigners and the incentive structures of ethnic associations reflect the greater dependency of foreigners from ethnic associations. In order to test these assumptions, surveys are conducted among Turkish immigrants living in Mannheim and among the leaders of all turkish associations in Mannheim.