ERIC Number: ED380535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Social and Occupational Integration of Immigrants of German Origin in Germany. IAB Labour Market Research Topics No. 9.
In the last 5 years, almost 1.5 million immigrants of German origin have come to Germany. They consider their immigration a return to their homeland. Nevertheless, their social integration is not without problems. Many of the immigrants have little knowledge of German, their values are not related to today's Germany, and Germans increasingly perceive these newcomers as competitors for scarce economic resources. The immigrants' vocational training and work experience does not comply with German requirements, making it more difficult for them to find jobs. More training is required for them to enter most occupations. Unemployment is higher than for native Germans; however, unemployment has increased less among the immigrants than among native Germans because they are willing to accept any type of job. It is likely that more of the immigrants will have to continue to work at occupations below their skills in the future as economic hardships in the country continue. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Job Skills, Job Training, Socioeconomic Status, Underemployment, Unemployment
Institut fur Arbeitsmarkt-und Berufsforschung der Bundesanstalt fur Arbeit (IAB), Regensburger Strasse 104, 90327 Nurnberg, Germany (free to foreign subscribers).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Employment Research, Nurenberg (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Germany