The new German citizenship law and its impact on German demographics: research notes
AbstractThe processes of marginalization and inclusion of immigrants vary widely among industrialized welfare states. Models of citizenship, as a mechanism of both inclusion and exclusion, shape, to a large degree, the outcome of these processes. They affect the way immigrant and ethnic groups identify themselves within the mainstream society. This research note discusses whether or not institutional approaches to naturalization developed in the United States apply to the German case in the wake of the German citizenship reform of 1999. It also demonstrates how the introduction of birthright citizenship has caused a dramatic change in such demographic trends as the number of births to immigrants at both the federal and local levels. Berlin will provide the context at the local level for the impact of the citizenship reform on local official statistics. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006
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Volume (Year): 25 (2006)
Issue (Month): 5 (December)
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Citizenship; Naturalization; Birthright citizenship; Immigrant integration;
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- Jost Halfmann, 1997. "Immigration and Citizenship in Germany: Contemporary Dilemmas," Political Studies, Political Studies Association, vol. 45(2), pages 260-274, 06.
- Ciro Avitabile & Irma Clots-Figueras & Paolo Masella, 2010. "The Effect of Birthright Citizenship on Parental Integration Outcomes," CSEF Working Papers 246, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy.
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