Country

Czechia Czechia

Title

Sokačová, Linda. The Position and Viewpoints of Migrants Who Have Settled in the Czech Republic on the Long Term (Postavení a postoje dlouhodobě usazených migrantů a migrantek v České republice).

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Year

2014

Type of publication

Study - qualitative research Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage

National

Area/location of interest

CZ010 - Hlavní mesto Praha

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation

Institution

Sokačová, Linda

Main Thematic Focus

Discrimination

Target Population

Migrants People with migrant background

Key findings

The study focuses on discrimination (perceived) against migrants of all backgrounds on the job market. About half of the respondents have faced discrimination because of their nationality while living in the country. This concerns especially those with a skin colour or facial features different from the Czech majority (Vietnamese, African). Many Russian nationals reported facing hate speech.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The study was a mixture of qualitative interviewing and questionnaires. Gender, age, country of citizenship and socio-economic status were considered in the choice of respondents to represent a wide spectrum.

Sample details and representativeness

The first round of sampling was conducted in the researcher's circle of acquaintances, who later recommended further possible respondents (snowball method). Clients of a state integrational centre were also included and age, gender, country of origin, ethnicity and socio-economic status was considered in the choice of respondents. Altogether 402 respondents participated in the research, out of which 200 were citizens of an EU country, and 202 were third-country migrants. Out of these, 12% had already acquired Czech citizenship. Qualitative, deep interviews were conducted with 132 people, 270 people responded in questionnaires. Most participants were citizens of Ukraine, Vietnam and Russia.

People with a migration background but already having Czech citizenship were also considered. Respondents have lived at least for 4 years in the country at the time of the research.

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