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dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, Klaus F.en_US
dc.description.abstractAmong all European countries, Germany absorbs by far the largest number ofimmigrants. But to date, the German government has yet to adopt a system that willeffectively control the influx of foreigners. The immigration of Ethnic Germans fromEastern Europe, which is due to historical events and therefore constitutionallyguaranteed, is a special case. It is marked by selection criteria (language tests), defacto quotas, and mobility restrictions. Although the immigration of foreigners andEthnic Germans produces overall positive effects, the recent trend has been moreproblematic, especially as the economic situation in Germany deteriorated. EthnicGermans are basically facing the same difficulties with social and economicintegration as foreigners. A majority of young Ethnic Germans have no cultural orlanguage ties to Germany. Insufficient language skills and the lack of adequateeducation and training often limit their labor market prospects to simple tasks andphysical labor. Over the last few years, unemployment among Ethnic Germans inthe workforce has increased. This study concludes that Germany needs a welldirectedimmigration policy in order to make the immigration process transparent andpredictable. This would also lead to a better acceptance of foreigners and EthnicGermans in society. A German immigration law could be based on the existingstructures that apply to the influx of Ethnic Germans.en_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x50en_US
dc.subject.keywordMigration policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordEthnic Germansen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrant workersen_US
dc.subject.stwUngelernte Arbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Arbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.titleEthnic German Migration since 1989 - Results and Perspectivesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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