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Migrants in Germany: Separate and Unequal


  • Olaf J. de Groot
  • Lutz Sager


Migrants of non-Western origin often live among themselves. This residential segregation is, however, not necessarily caused by a lacking will to integrate. It rather seems to a large part explainable with the socio-economic differences between population groups. The key to successful integration of migrants into the German society thus lies in the alleviation of inequalities in respect to education, income and German language skills.

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  • Olaf J. de Groot & Lutz Sager, 2010. "Migrants in Germany: Separate and Unequal," Weekly Report, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 6(34), pages 251-258.
  • Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwrp:wr6-34

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    Segregation; Migration; Poverty;

    JEL classification:

    • R0 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty


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