Quotation Buber-Ennser, Isabella, Rengs, Bernhard, Kohlenberger, Judith, Zeman, Kryštof. 2020. Demographic Profile of Syrians in Austria. In: Comparative Demography of the Syrian Diaspora: European and Middle Eastern Destinations, Hrsg. Elwood Carlson, Nathalie E. Williams, 139-163. Cham: Springer.




Migration is an important aspect for Austria, a central European country with 8.8 million inhabitants in 2018. Roughly 47,000 persons born in Syria were residing in Austria at the beginning of that year, most of them arriving after 2014. This chapter provides insights on the Syrian population in Austria, including age, gender, legal status, education, marital status, fertility, previous labor market participation, previous occupations and religious identity. Thereafter, the Syrian diaspora in Austria is a fairly young population, with implications for the educational system, labor market and welfare state. The observation that the Syrian diaspora is much better educated than the overall Syrian population in pre-war times, implies that Syria not only lost a substantial share of its population due to death and external displacement, but witnessed a brain-drain, affecting reconstruction of the country after the war.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language German
Title Demographic Profile of Syrians in Austria
Title of whole publication Comparative Demography of the Syrian Diaspora: European and Middle Eastern Destinations
Editor Elwood Carlson, Nathalie E. Williams
Page from 139
Page to 163
Location Cham
Publisher Springer
Year 2020
Reviewed? Y
URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-24451-4_7
ISBN 978-3-030-24450-7
Open Access N


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Kohlenberger, Judith (Details)
Buber-Ennser, Isabella (VID/ÖAW, Austria)
Rengs, Bernhard (VID/ÖAW, Austria)
Zeman, Kryštof (VID/ÖAW, Austria)
Institute for Social Policy IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5404 Demography (Details)
5428 Migration research, emigration - (Details)
5911 Social policy (Details)
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