The Integration of immigrants to succeed in Germany today is better than in the past. In addition to more political efforts, such as education and social services contributed mainly to the strong recovery in the labour market. Showing a new study by the Organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD) and the EU Commission.

Dietrich Creutzburg

economic correspondent in Berlin.

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The investigation not only applies to refugees, but a total want to deliver image to all immigrants. A total of 16 percent of the people living in Germany are in a country other word

born “Better than in other countries”

Overall, the Integration would be successful here, “better than in countries with a comparable history of Migration” summarises the OECD’s migration researcher, Thomas Liebig, 70 Single-indicator-based analysis. “Despite these positive developments, action, there is still a need for the low-qualified, women, and children of low-skilled immigrants.” For example, around a quarter of the descendants of migrants in Germany, reached still, neither baccalaureate nor a vocational qualification.

Among its 35 member countries of the OECD, Germany ranks a group, which are considered to be long-standing destination countries for migrants, and in which many low-skilled immigrants already living for a long time. With the strong flight-migration have shifted the shares for 2015, however, a little: Overall, a good fifth of the immigrants are now less than five years in the country. To the same group as Germany, the study is about France, and Austria. In Australia, Canada, and the UK high-skilled immigrants dominate more of the image.

Two-thirds of the foreigners work

Better than several years ago, currently in Germany, the labour market participation of immigrants: While in 2006, only 59 percent of foreign-born adults had a job, were in it in 2017, more than 67 percent. This is according to the study, an international good value.

He is due primarily to the economic upturn, the employment rate of the total population has considerably increased – to an average of 76 percent, according to the OECD. The increase in the group of Immigrant was relatively stronger.

on the Other hand, the distance between immigrants and the native-born population in Germany is higher than the average for all 35 countries. Considering, however, only the comparison group, with France and Austria, because Germany is in this respect relatively well.

More well-Qualified

In terms of educational outcomes of immigrants, the study provides a mixed picture. Thus, the share of well-Qualified has risen on the one hand, among the New immigrants is clear: under all only 23 percent of immigrants have a University degree or a recognised vocational education and training – among those who have arrived in the past ten years, but with 30 percent, somewhat above the level of the total population. On the other hand, the share of low-skilled is below all to Germany arrived immigrants, even at 35 percent-more than three times as high as among the native-Born.