Interview , News of 2 February 2017

"Education is the driving force for labor market integration": interview with Stefan Bach

Marcin Balcerzak (Copyright)  Zuhören Anhören Seminar
Copyright: Marcin Balcerzak

As part of a joint investigation, DIW Berlin and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg analyzed how investing in the labor market integration of the refugees who came to Germany in 2015 might impact the overall economy. The institutionsbased their analyses on a simulation model. What are the assumptions underlying this model?

We examined data on the 2015 refugees and analyzed this cohort up through 2030. The likelihood is that only about 80 percent of these immigrants will actually apply for asylum, as many will leave Germany before then; what’s more, only about 60 percent of the asylum seekers will actually be granted refugee status. [...]

The interview with Stefan Bach in DIW Economic Bulletin 3/2017 | PDF, 81.43 KB