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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
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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
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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Predictors of Refugee Adjustment: The Importance of Cognitive Skills and Personality

In light of the recent worldwide migration of refugees, determinants of a more or less successful integration are heavily discussed, but reliable empirical investigations are scarce and have often focused on sociodemographic factors. In the present study, we explore the role of several individual characteristics for refugee adjustment in the areas of (a) institutional, (b) interpersonal and (c) intrapersonal ...

In: Collabra: Psychology 5 (2019), 1, Art. 23, 14 S. | Elisabeth Hahn, David Richter, Jürgen Schupp, Mitja D. Back
SOEPpapers 1001 / 2018

Does Education Affect Attitudes Towards Immigration? Evidence from Germany

Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel and exploiting the staggered implementation of a compulsory schooling reform in West Germany, this article finds that an additional year of schooling lowers the probability of being very concerned about immigration to Germany by around six percentage points (20 percent). Furthermore, our findings imply significant spillovers from maternal education to immigration ...

2018| Shushanik Margaryan, Annemarie Paul, Thomas Siedler
SOEPpapers 1005 / 2018

Justice Delayed Is Assimilation Denied: Rightwing Terror, Fear and Social Assimilation of Turkish Immigrants in Germany

Using the German Socioeconomic Panel (SOEP) data, this paper offers the first evidence that the 2011 news revelations about crimes committed by National Socialist Underground (NSU) network in early the 2000s resulted in an increase in worries about xenophobic hostility among NSU’s targeted groups. This serves as an indication of the minority’s perceived maltreatment by German institutions while investigating ...

2018| Sumit S. Deole
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