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ERIC Number: ED428260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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The Young Generation Takes Root--Foreigners in Germany II.
Herrmann, Helga
BASIS-INFO, 25 1998
Although there is no single measure of the degree of integration of the children of immigrants, individual trends and indicators can be interpreted to depict the status and opportunities of young foreigners residing in Germany. Although the standard of school-leaving certificates rose, the number of young foreigners is still disproportionately high at lower grade and special schools and correspondingly low at junior secondary and high schools. The trend toward higher-level school graduation ended in 1992. Less than 39 percent of all foreigners take up schooling in the so-called "dual system" of post-school and adult education compared with 64 percent of their German peers. Reasons for the disparity include the following: not being aware of the dual system, poor command of German, discrimination by employers in awarding traineeships, and the shortage of training and apprenticeship facilities. The employment focus has shifted away from industry to the service sector, in particular hotels and catering. The proportion of unskilled foreign employees dropped from 25 to 16 percent, of semiskilled workers from 45 to 39 percent. Only 19 percent earned a living as skilled workers in 1984; their number was up to 23 percent by 1995. The proportion of foreign white-collar workers at basic level increased from 4 to 8 percent and of middle to senior level from 3 to 10 percent. Unemployment of all foreigners was 13.9 and of Germans was 9.5 percent in 1996, and 1 year later, the respective totals were 12.6 and 8.7. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - General
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany