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

DIW Weekly Report 4/5/6 / 2019, S. 49-61

Herbert Brücker, Johannes Croisier, Yuliya Kosyakova, Hannes Kröger, Giuseppe Pietrantuono, Nina Rother, Jürgen Schupp

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Abstract

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. Compared to the previous year, refugees’ German skills have improved, as have their participation rates in the workforce, education, and training.

Hannes Kröger

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Infrastruktureinrichtung Sozio-oekonomisches Panel

Jürgen Schupp

Vize-Direktor SOEP & Bereichsleiter Wissenstransfer in der Infrastruktureinrichtung Sozio-oekonomisches Panel

Herbert Brücker

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter



JEL-Classification: E24;I14;I24
Keywords: Refugees, labour market integration, language skills, health status
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.18723/diw_dwr:2019-4-1