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International SOEP User Conference

SOEP 2020 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (plans currently on hold)

We regret to inform you that due to the intensification of the COVID-19 epidemic in Europe we are pausing the preparations for the 14th SOEP User Conference 2020 (planned for July 9-10, 2020). We will notify all submitters by April 22, 2020 if the conference has to be postponed or even canceled.Thank you for your understanding, We apologise for any inconvenience. Please take care of yourself and

09.07.2020
Pressemitteilung

Geflüchtete der letzten Jahre sind körperlich gesünder als die Gesamtbevölkerung

Menschen, die seit 2013 nach Deutschland geflüchtet sind, sind jünger und gesünder als die Gesamtbevölkerung – Mit zunehmenden Alter steigt aber das Risiko, psychisch zu erkranken – Geringe gesundheitliche Veränderungen in den vergangenen beiden Jahren Geflüchtete, die seit 2013 nach Deutschland gekommen sind, sind im Durchschnitt körperlich gesü

29.01.2020
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Family Separation and Refugee Mental Health: a Network Perspective

How do the structure and relational features of family networks affect refugees’ mental health after migration, particularly when refugees are geographically separated from their family? Using the first wave of the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees, which is representative of the population of refugees who arrived in Germany between 2013 and 2016, this study finds that the size of the nuclear

In: Social Networks 61 (2020), S. 20-33 | Lea-Maria Löbel
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An Investment in the Future: Institutional Aspects of Credential Recognition of Refugees in Germany

Adding to the rich literature on the economic integration of refugees, this article extends the scope towards the role of institutions by focusing on the transfer of human capital by means of credential recognition. The 2012 Federal Act of Recognition in Germany is a new institution that provides the possibility to study the transfer of human capital in depth. I argue that analysing the decision

In: Journal of Refugee Studies (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-11-15] | Jannes Jacobsen
SOEPpapers 1069 / 2020

Refugees’ and Irregular Migrants’ Self-selection into Europe: Who Migrates Where?

We analyze self-selection of refugees and irregular migrants and test our theory in the context of the European refugee crisis. Using unique datasets from the International Organization for Migration and Gallup World Polls, we provide the first large-scale evidence on reasons to emigrate, and the self-selection and sorting of refugees and irregular migrants. Refugees and female irregular migrants

2020| Cevat Giray Aksoy, Panu Poutvaara
SOEPpapers 1066 / 2020

Who is Thinking of Leaving Germany? The Role of Postmaterialism, Risk Attitudes, and Life-Satisfaction on Emigration Intentions of German Nationals

The subject of emigration from affluent countries, such as Germany, raises the question of who are more likely to leave their highly-industrialized countries known for high living standards, stable political scene and prosperous economy. Using the theory of postmaterialism (Inglehart, 1997) this paper explores emigration intentions of German nationals taking into account country’s specific socio

2020| Elena Samarsky
DIW Wochenbericht 5 / 2020

Psychische und körperliche Gesundheit von Geflüchteten im Vergleich zu anderen Bevölkerungsgruppen

Die individuelle gesundheitliche Situation ist eine wichtige Voraussetzung für Integration und Teilhabe an der Gesellschaft. In diesem Bericht wird untersucht, inwiefern in Deutschland Unterschiede in der gesundheitlichen Situation nach Migrationshintergrund bestehen. Konkret steht dabei die körperliche und psychische Gesundheit von Menschen mit Fluchterfahrung im Vordergrund und wird mit Personen

2020| Maria Metzing, Diana Schacht, Antonia Scherz
DIW Wochenbericht 5 / 2020

Gesundheitliche Unterstützung für Geflüchtete muss sich weiter verbessern: Interview

2020| Maria Metzing, Erich Wittenberg
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Tied and Troubled: Revisiting Tied Migration and Subsequent Employment

ObjectiveThis article looks at couples' migration decision making processes and their gender‐specific employment consequences after migration to Germany.BackgroundInternational migration has evolved into a common experience for couples around the globe. Previous research has focused on the internal migration of couples and families. This article is the first to consider couples' international

In: Journal of Marriage and Family (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-11-06] | Magdalena Krieger
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