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Workshop

Workshop on the Integration of Refugee Families in Host Countries: Research Advances, Policy Improvements, and Data Challenges

This one-day workshop aims to bring together researchers working on various aspects of the integration of refugee families into host societies and discuss the most recent research developments in this field. It also aims to discuss empirical research, data collection, and policy challenges in view of the new waves of refugees expected to arrive to Europe in the near future. To this end, the...

28.11.2022| Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Research Project

Longitudinal Aspects of the Interaction between Health and Integration of Refugees in Germany (LARGE)

The project “Longitudinal Aspects of the Interaction between Health and Integration of Refugees in Germany” (LARGE) is developing a set of indicators of refugees’ physical and mental health based on data from the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees. Researchers in the project are also studying what role these indicators play over time in refugees’ integration into German...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Report

New DFG project: SOEP researchers study the role of health in refugees’ integration

How do refugees differ from other population groups with respect to health? And how are health inequalities between refugees and others related to living conditions and the health care system? These research questions will guide the project “Refugee Migration to Germany: A Magnifying Glass for Broader Public Health Challenges” (PH-LENS), which started work on October 1, 2019, for an initial ...

24.09.2019| Monika Wimmer
Press Release

A refugee’s personality is one of the factors which decides how successful integration is

An increased willingness to take risks, reciprocating friendliness, and a conviction that they are in control of their own lives lead to refugees gaining a foothold in Germany faster.   Refugees who are more willing to take risks, who tend to reciprocate friendliness, and who are more strongly convinced than others are that they are in control of their lives integrate into society faster. This ...

21.05.2019
Weekly Report

Language Skills and Employment Rate of Refugees in Germany Improving with Time

by Herbert Brücker, Johannes Croisier, Yuliya Kosyakova, Hannes Kröger, Giuseppe Pietrantuono, Nina Rother and Jürgen Schupp Asylum seekers migrating to Germany remains a hotly debated topic. The second wave of a longitudinal survey of refugees shows that their integration has progressed significantly, even though some refugees came to Germany in poor health and with little formal education. ...

28.01.2019| Hannes Kröger, Jürgen Schupp
Report

Report on the first InGRID-2 Summer School at DIW Berlin

The 2018 summer school for early-stage researchers combined advanced research on the integration of refugees and migrants with training in the use of a clone of EU-SILC longitudinal data for Germany. The clone was created with the help of SOEP data and is especially valuable in the study of methodological issues in migration research. The different migration subsamples in the SOEP allow more detailed ...

22.11.2018| Maria Metzing
Weekly Report

Refugees in Germany with children still living abroad have lowest life satisfaction

Family strongly influences personal well-being—especially in the case of refugees, whose family members often remain in their homeland. This report is the first to closely examine the well-being and family structures of refugees who came to Germany between January 2013 and January 2016. It uses data from the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees in Germany. Among individuals aged between 18 and 49, ...

17.10.2018| Ludovica Gambaro, Diana Schacht, C. Katharina Spieß
Research Project

Affective and cultural dimensions of integration following forced migration and immigration (AFFIN)

The project takes its starting point in the assumption that the diversity and cultural change resulting from immigration cannot be measured solely in terms of knowledge and skills, but are fundamentally connected with values, attitudes, and emotions on the part of both immigrants and local populations. Based on approaches from the research on integration and acculturation in the social sciences...

Completed Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Economic Bulletin

In 2016, around one-third of people in Germany donated for refugees and ten percent helped out on site—yet concerns are mounting

The presence of refugees in Germany and the challenges their integration poses have preoccupied the public for the past two years. According to the latest data of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), many more people in Germany were concerned about migration and xenophobia last year than in 2013. The additional representative results of the Barometer of Public Opinion on Refugees in Germany in 2016 and ...

28.04.2017| Philipp Eisnecker, Jannes Jacobsen, Jürgen Schupp
Interview

"The higher educated, the more optimistic about the consequences of refugee immigration": eight questions for Philipp Eisnecker

Mr. Eisnecker, have the population’s concerns about refugee migration grown or declined? We can conclusively say that in 2015 and 2016, the population was markedly more concerned about migration – and xenophobia as well. This statement is based on data from the Socio- Economic Panel (SOEP), a longitudinal survey, which has collected data on the population’s concerns on a range of ...

28.04.2017| Philipp Eisnecker
Economic Bulletin

Forced migration, arrival in Germany, and first steps toward integration

A new representative survey of a total of 4,500 recently arrived refugees to Germany conducted by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the Research Centre of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF-FZ), and the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) has generated an entirely new database for analyzing forced migration and the ...

07.12.2016| Jürgen Schupp
Research Project

Mentoring of Refugees (MORE)

The scientific study MORE is designed to deliver first results on the role of civic engagement in the short- and long-term integration of refugees in Germany. The intervention study is being carried out by the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) in partnership with the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). It is funded through the Leibniz...

Completed Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees in Germany

The Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), and the Research Centre on Migration, Integration, and Asylum of the Federal Office of Migration and Refugees (BAMF-FZ) are working together on a project to survey people seeking protection in Germany from political persecution and violent conflicts. The influx...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

Refugee Families in Germany (Geflüchtete Familien in Deutschland, GeFam)

Conception, Implementation, Preparation, Register Linkage, Analysis, and Data Provision/Distribution of a Representative Sample of Refugee Families (GeFam) The survey topics cover the refugees’ living situations; their schooling, higher education, and vocational training; and their current occupational situations and social participation. Participation in the survey is voluntary. The study...

Completed Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

Refugee Families in Germany (Geflüchtete Familien in Deutschland, GeFam 2)

The application for the project “Conception, Implementation, Preparation, Register Linkage, Analysis, and Data Provision/Distribution of a Representative Sample of Refugee Families (GeFam)“ approved by the BMBF envisions that this sample be doubled by another 1,600 “anchor” respondents along with their families. The GeFam boost sample was designed to increase the number of...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
Research Project

IAB-SOEP Migration Sample

In cooperation with the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg, the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) has carried out the largest expansion in the number of respondents with a migration background in its 30-year history. Between May and November 2013, around 2,700 households were surveyed, each containing at least one person who had either immigrated to Germany since 1994 or whose parents...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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