India's Most Eminent Visas and Immigration Consultant

Start Your Free Assesment Here..

Where do you live?
Where do you want to go?
Complete our Free visa assessment form today to make the complex visa application process simple.

Quick Enquiry Pointer

Click here to submit

Quick Enquir


I agree with the T&C and Privacy Policy

Immigrants to Denmark becoming more 'Danish'

September 2013, 17
EMAIL  Print A+
A new report has claimed that individuals who have emigrated to Denmark are rapidly adopting the practices and the traditions of the country to such a degree that it is impossible to distinguish them from natives. 
The research carried out by the Rockwool Foundation studied second generation immigrants and found that the patterns of behaviour had changed far more radically and quickly than previously had been thought. 
So what exactly is it that makes an individual 'Danish'?
Education before marriage
According to researchers one key factor worth considering is the age at which an individual gets married and has children, and the level of education they opt for before doing so.
The average age for a Danish woman to get hitched is a relatively mature 28, with higher levels of education far more common in the country than in some of the nations where immigrants frequently move from. 
For example, first generation immigrant Lebanese women typically got married at age 21 but in just one generation this pattern changed, with second generation women living in Denmark waiting until age 27. 
Immigrants in a gospel dance act in Denmark
Dance act in Denmark
Experts have attributed this delay to education, and the acceptance that getting a good grounding means waiting to have children and get married. 
Another report previously released by Statistics Denmark (SD) backed up the surge in demand for education from non-Western immigrants. 
According to SD, around 63% of native Danish women aged 22 will be in education, a reflection of the high degree of education in the country. By 2012 this same pattern is also being seen in the daughters of immigrants, with around 61% in education at age 22 too. This marks a sharp turnaround in trends; in 2002 just 43% of non-Western immigrant second generation women were still in education by age 22.
Rapid integration 
Whilst many countries have seen their cultures and customs gradually embraced by individuals who have settled from overseas, even the experts have been surprised at the swiftness in which Danish behaviour has been adopted by non-Western immigrants from a very different background. 
Jens Bonke, one of the senior researchers at Rockwool said that they expected to see a growing 'closeness' between the Danes and immigrants but admitted they were 'surprised that it is so tight'. Mr Bonke went on to add that second generation immigrants and native Danes were 'not as different' in many ways. 
Immigrant populations from the former country of Yugoslavia and Pakistan were the two groups identified as integrating the most seamlessly into Danish society. 
Immigrants and natives working together
But perhaps the news of the close relationship between Denmark and her immigrant population is not quite as surprising if you study the facts.

Anti-immigration protests aren’t tolerated in Denmark

protest Denmark
Denmark is well known for embracing immigrants and has been open about the desire to attract skilled professionals in order to boost its scant workforce. More than one in ten residents in the country is now either an immigrant or directly descended from one. This represents a huge surge in the last 30 years; in 1981 just 3% of all residents were immigrants.
This rapid absorption into general population has been hastened by the Danes' willingness to welcome visitors from overseas, with natives showing a tolerant and accepting attitude in the last 30 years. This has been reflected in the politics of the country where anti-immigration campaigns simply haven't been tolerated. 

HaHa , This number is not the website Hits count.
This is the Counseling Count.


Amazing Counseling Sessions
Offered, Free of Cost

Disclaimer - MoreVisas immigration service Pvt.Ltd. does not offer consulting on student visas/ Overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.
Chat Icon

Hi! How can we help you?

Click below button to start chat

chat icon