The importance of living in Ghetto areas – on health, social life, education and work?

The so-called ‘Ghetto areas’ in Denmark refer to areas with large neighbourhood ethnic density. These areas are much debated in Danish politics, most lately in the New Year speech of the Danish prime minister.

However, what is the evidence behind this debate? The seminar renders research perspectives on the possible negative and positive consequences of living in ‘Ghetto areas’ – on health, social life, education and employment.

13:00 – 13:10  Welcome by Centre director Marie Nørredam, MESU.

13:10 - 13:40  The Effect of neighbourhood ethnic density on health and health
care use. Professor Per-Olof Östergren, Social Medicine and Global Health, Lund

13:40 - 14:10  Changing social mobility and the association with neighbourhood
charcteristics. Professor Martin D. Munk Department of Political Sciences, Aalborg

14:10 - 14:30  Break

14:30 - 15:00  Social life in the `ghetto´: a qualitative perspective on neighbourhood
relations in social housing in Copenhagen. Associate professor Tina Gudrun Jensen, AMIS, University of Copenhagen.

15:00 - 15:30  Local ethnic diversity and social trust: Evidence from Denmark. Peter Thisted Dinesen, Deputy head of department & Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.

15:30 – 16:00  Discussion chaired by Professor, Centre Director Nils Holtug, AMIS.