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A Cross-Cultural Comparison of the Ultrabrief Mental Health Screeners Phq-4 and SF-12 in Germany

The testing of measurement invariance (MI) across different cultural backgrounds for short screeners of mental health has been mostly neglected. Therefore, we examined MI in the most common mental health screeners worldwide used to assess the psychological indicators of health among migrants and refugees: the Short-Form-12 Health Survey (SF-12) for health-related quality of life and the Patient Health ...

In: Psychological Assessment 32 (2020), 7, S. 690-697 | Ana N. Tibubos, Hannes Kröger
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Living Conditions and the Mental Health and Well-being of Refugees: Evidence from a Large-Scale German Survey

Refugees are at an increased risk of mental health problems and low subjective well-being. Living circumstances in the host country are thought to play a vital role in shaping these health outcomes, which, in turn, are prerequisites for successful integration. Using data from a representative survey of 4325 adult refugees who arrived in Germany between 2013 and 2016, we investigated how different living ...

In: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 22 (2020), S. 903-913 | Lena Walther, Lukas M. Fuchs, Jürgen Schupp, Christian von Scheve
DIW Weekly Report 34 / 2020

Social Integration of Refugees Is Improving

Five years ago, almost a million people came to Germany seeking refuge. Chancellor Angela Merkel responded to public concern over such a large influx of refugees with her well-known saying, “Wir schaffen das” (We can do this!). Much has happened since then. As this report shows, the German population’s concerns over immigration have been decreasing since 2016. Nevertheless, refugees are increasingly ...

2020| Katja Schmidt, Jannes Jacobsen, Magdalena Krieger
DIW Weekly Report 34 / 2020

Refugees’ High Employment Expectations: Partially Met

This report compares employment expectations among refugees in Germany in 2016 with their actual employment situation in 2018, using the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees in Germany. In 2016, the majority of refugees reported that the probability they would find employment within two years was high. Employment expectations were met by 54 percent of all refugees; yet 35 percent of refugees who articulated ...

2020| Daniel Graeber, Felicitas Schikora
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Can We Compare Conceptions of Democracy in Cross-Linguistic and Cross-National Research? Evidence from a Random Sample of Refugees in Germany

This study addresses the heated academic and public debate on the compatibility and comparability of refugees’ and host societies’ democratic values. Comparative values research has long capitalized on global similarities and differences in support for Western democratic values. We argue that such cross-cultural comparisons of culturally diverse groups are challenged by (1) different conceptions of ...

In: Social Indicators Research 151 (2020), S. 669–690 | Jannes Jacobsen, Lukas M. Fuchs
Monographien

Non-Standard Preferences and Beliefs in Financial Decision Making: Dissertation

Berlin: Humboldt-Univ., 2020, XVI, 247 S. | Melanie Koch
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Labour Market Participation of Refugees in Germany: Legal Context and Individual-level Factors

Labour market access is a crucial aspect of integration. Among other things, it providesmigrants with economic resources to participate in societal life in the hostcountry. This chapter explores the factors of labour market access for refugees inGermany. First, we provide a brief overview of how labour market access is determinedby legal status. Second, we explore individual aspects of labour market ...

In: Annette Korntheuer, Paul Pritchard, Débora B. Maehler, Lori Wilkinson (Eds.) , Refugees in Canada and Germany: From Research to Policies and Practice
Mannheim: GESIS
S. 189-201
GESIS Series ; 25
| Jannes Jacobsen, Magdalena Krieger, Nicolas Legewie
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

The effect of xenophobic attacks on refugees’ mental health

The high prevalence of forced migration in recent years has induced a shift in attitudes towards immigrants and refugees and, in turn, increasing xenophobic violence. We address this topic and estimate the effect of xenophobic attacks against refugee shelters on refugees’ mental health. For this purpose, we combine two innovative data sets: administrative records on xenophobic crime by...

11.12.2019| Felicitas Schikora
Monographien

Integrating Randomized Controlled Field Trials into (Existing) Panel Surveys: The "Mentoring of Refugees" Study

Randomized controlled trials (RCT) are the gold standard in research design for studying causal relationships. In migration studies, they can, for instance, help studying the effects of government and non-government programs on migrant integration. However, RCTs are challenging and cost-intensive to conduct. In this brief, we outline a research design that integrates RCTs into existing panel surveys ...

Rotterdam: IMISCOE, 2019, 9 S.
(Briefs on Methodological, Ethical and Epistemological Issues ; 7)
| Nicolas Legewie, Philipp Jaschke, Magdalena Krieger, Martin Kroh, Lea-Maria Löbel, Diana Schacht
SOEPpapers 1053 / 2019

Psychological Distress among Refugees in Germany – a Representative Study on Individual and Contextual Risk Factors and the Potential Consequences of Poor Mental Health for Integration in the Host Country

Background: Responding to the mental health needs of refugees remains a pressing challenge worldwide. We estimated the prevalence of psychological distress in a large refugee population in Germany and assessed its association with host country factors amenable to policy intervention and integration indicators. Method: We analysed the second wave of the IAB-BAMF-SOEP, a representative Germany-wide ...

2019| Lena Walther, Hannes Kröger, Ana Nanette Tibubos, Thi Minh Tam Ta, Christian von Scheve, Jürgen Schupp, Eric Hahn, Malek Bajbouj
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