What is the Point? – Policies on Immigration and the Language Issue in Denmark

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The point-system for permanent residence permit and the immigration test for family reunification applicants are two of the latest measures in a string of legal instruments imposing a formal and compulsory requirement of language proficiency for immigrants in Denmark. Drawing up on Danish legislation and policy, this paper will address the issue of language proficiency for integration and immigration purposes. Is it an imposed term of integration, or is it intended as a mean for socio-political or even economic integration?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherRECODE Online Working Paper No. 04
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)ISSN: 2242-3559
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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