Living conditions of youth of immigrant origin : young people who have grown up in Norway with parents from Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam
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This report is based on interviews with 870 young people aged 16-25 who were either born in Norway or immigrated to Norway before the age of six, and both of whose parents were born in Pakistan, Turkey or Vietnam. Three out of four youth of the interviewees were born in Norway, while the rest immigrated before the age of six. The report identifies differences in living conditions by national origin and by gender in the sample group, and compares the latter’s living conditions with those of other youth in Norway and of older (first-generation) immigrants. Youth of immigrant origin live with their parents to a greater degree than other young people, especially the oldest ones. Youth of Pakistani origin have the biggest households, but they also live in the largest dwellings. Cramped housing - although prevalent - is seldom perceived as a problem since only one out of ten thinks his or her home is too small. Only a minority would like to have many people of the same national origin as themselves in their neighbourhood, and three out of ten think that “a few people” would be ideal. The percentage of married couples is higher – and the percentage of cohabitants is significantly lower – than among other youth. Almost one out of four youth of Turkish origin is married, compared with barely one out of eight of Pakistani origin and just one out of one hundred of Vietnamese origin. Two out of three of those who were married had a great deal of influence on their decision to marry. One out of five married youth has a spouse living abroad.
When using material from this publication Stastistics Norway shall be quoted as the source.