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The Situation among Children of Migrant Origin in Germany


  • Susanne Clauss
  • Bernhard Nauck


Special Series on the Situation of Children in Immigrant Families in Affluent Societies Germany may be described as a country of immigrants. Resident foreign citizens alone number around 6.7 million. The share of children who are living with parents who are recent immigrants is quite large. More than 1 million children 0–17 years of age are foreign citizens. Counting German citizens, there are nearly 6 million children of migrant origin under the age of 25. Of all persons of migrant origin, nearly 30 per cent are in the 0–20 age group.

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  • Susanne Clauss & Bernhard Nauck, 2009. "The Situation among Children of Migrant Origin in Germany," Papers inwopa575, Innocenti Working Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa575

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    child poverty; discrimination; education; health; immigration; migrant children; migrant families; migration policy; rights of minority children;
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    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration

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