The concept of ‘ghettos’ was cemented as a political reality with the introduction of the ghetto list in Denmark in 2009.  Migrants tend to cluster in areas, which often makes politicians concerned with social cohesion and make them fear that ethnic segregation influences their integration negativiely in terms of labour market participation, education outcomes and cultural adaptation. In continuation hereof, the main goal of the GHET-IN project is to investigate, map and research the consequences of Danish ghettos on the inhabitants.

The GHET-IN-project is funded by The Danish Research Council and is lead by Professor Anja Jørgensen.

Our aim

GHET-IN will provide a critical analysis of the positive and negative effects of living in a so-called ‘ghetto’. In continuation hereof, the GHET-IN project asks the following three research question, which are largely unanswered by the swered by the scientific literature:

  1. How does FLOWS of various migrant groups influence “ghetto formation” and what explains them?
  2. How and through which mechanisms does living in a “ghetto” have CONSEQUENCES for the human capital accumulation of migrants? Here, we particularly focus on mechanisms related to network quality and collective efficacy
  3. To which extent can POLICIES IMPACT on “ghetto flows” (in and out flows?)

About the researchers

The research team consists of:

Anja Jørgensen
Professor of Urban Sociology

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Rolf Lyneborg Lund
Associate professor

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Hanne Louise Jensen
Associate professor

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Andreas Lindegaard Jakobsen

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Michelle Fisker
Research Assistant

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Anna Laura Ridder Agerskov
Research Assistant

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