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Cultural Integration in Germany (IZA discussion paper No. 4675)

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This paper investigates the integration processes of immigrants in Germany by comparing certain immigrant groups to natives differentiating by gender and immigrant generation. Indicators which are supposed to capture cultural integration of immigrants are differences in marital behavior as well as language abilities, ethnic identification and religious distribution. A special feature of the data is information about overall life satisfaction, risk aversion and political interest. These indicators are also presented. All of these indicators are depicted in comparison between natives and immigrants differentiated by ethnic origin, gender and generation. This allows visualization of differences by ethnic groups and development over time. Statements about the cultural integration processes of immigrants are thus possible. Furthermore, economic integration in terms of female labor force participation is presented as an additional feature. Empirical findings suggest that differences among immigrants and between immigrants and Germans do exist. But differences seem to diminish when we consider the second generations. This indicates greater adaptation to German norms and habits, and thus better cultural, socio-economic and political integration of second generation immigrants in Germany

subject area

Deutschland, Integration, Migrant, Migrantin, Zuwanderung, Religion, Indikator, Wohlstand, Wohlbefinden, zweite Generation, Bildungsstand, kulturelle Bildung, kulturelle Integration, integration, gender, second generation, immigrant, migration, indicator, participation, comparative study, education, Germany,

Education Sector kein spezifischer
Resource Category Artikel/Aufsatz/Bericht/Thesenpapier
medium category Internet
Language Englisch
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contact Constant, Amelie F.; Nottmeyer, Olga; Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Adresse der Bezugsquelle IZA: Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit , Bonn.
technical requirements pdf file (Adobe Reader)
last modified 08.02.2010
See also: Immigration Policy in Germany

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