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The happiness of European Muslims post-9/11

Zorlu, Aslan and Frijters, Paul (2018) The happiness of European Muslims post-9/11. Ethnic and Racial Studies. pp. 1-22. ISSN 0141-9870

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Identification Number: 10.1080/01419870.2018.1519587


We examine the happiness trajectory of Muslims living in European countries following the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, using six rounds of the European Social Survey (ESS). We find a decline, and then a subsequent return to average happiness among the general Muslim migrant population relative to others after 9/11. However, a small subgroup of Muslims, young male Muslim immigrants from Middle East, report a persistent low level of subjective well-being. This may be seen as a potential source of a threat on integration of Muslims and hence social cohesion and peace in European countries. Our findings persist after controlling for perceived discrimination, migrant status, and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, as well as fixed effects for year and country of residence.

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Additional Information: © 2018 Routledge
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 13:33
Last Modified: 31 May 2024 22:12

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