Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action IF TIMEUSE

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TIMEUSE is a research project that aims to study the integration of immigrants by using a new approach based on the time allocated to a large set of activities that determine integration such as market work, education and socialization. The project is financed by the Marie Sklodowska Curie Action and will be conducted at Ghent University under the supervision of Prof. Glenn Rayp. The project will run from February 2021 to January 2023.

Project description

Levels of integration of immigrants in the EU and in non-EU countries such as the United States represent a key topic in research aiming to understand deviations and elaborate policy actions. The EU-funded TIMEUSE project will study the integration of immigrants by applying a new approach based on the amount of time immigrants and natives spend on daily activities. It will explore the differences between immigrants and natives, with particular focus on gender and other characteristics, and establish new metrics to analyse the relationships and the time distribution between and across integrating activities. The research will use exceptionally detailed data on the time-use of a wide range of immigrants and natives residing in several EU Member States and the United States.

Objectives

The two main objectives of TIMEUSE are:

  • To study the integration of immigrants by using a new approach based on the time allocated
    to a large set of activities that determine integration.
  • To provide adequate training and to enhance the potential future career prospects of the researcher

Role of Ghent University

Ghent University coordinates the project and a professor of Ghent University acts as a promoter of both training and the research activities.

Contact

Rezart Hoxhaj, PhD
Department of Economics
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