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The Presence of Bangladeshis in Rome: Results of a Pilot Study
Jana Kopecna

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Date: 2015-02-04 04:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Last modified: 2015-01-15


The citizens of Bangladesh are currently the 10th largest immigrant group in Italy and the 3rd largest group in the Municipality of Rome. After London, the Bangladeshis living in Rome represent the second largest and complex community in Europe. It was only in the late 1980s when first Bangladeshis arrived in Rome and since then the city has become the principal destination of Bangladeshis arriving to Italy. To compensate the lack of adequate statistical data regarding this immigrant group, we had organized a pilot study focused on wide variety of demographic, economic and social characteristics. Overall 314 detailed interviews were collected, capturing both the regular and the irregular Bangladeshi citizens. The study aims to present the preliminary results of the pilot study and to analyze different aspects of their life in the Roman area. What are their living conditions like? How do the living conditions vary according to the legal status of the respondent? How different is the situation of those who came in Rome alone, leaving their nuclear families in Bangladesh and those, who managed to bring their families to Rome? These are only few questions that we would like to answer using the results of the pilot study.