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Since 2014, more than a million migrants have sought protection in Germany. After the immediate challenge of managing reception and allocation, the fundamental long-term task for the government is to facilitate the integration of asylum seekers and refugees into society. Integration is a contested and complex concept that cuts across various parts of society: labour markets, education, housing, discrimination etc.The first block of this course will introduce students to concepts, theories, measurement and governance of refugee integration using the case study of Germany. The second block will discuss integration policies along various focus areas: legal status, labour markets, education, language, housing, discrimination, public attitudes towards refugees and social integration. In this course, students will gain a deeper understanding of integration policies as one key area of public policy. The course will explore the assumptions behind different policies and how they are applied. Lastly, students will review evidence assessing the effectiveness of different integration policies.
Brücker, H., Jaschke, P., & Kosyakova, Y. (2019). Integrating refugees and asylum seekers into the German economy and society: Empirical evidence and policy objectives. Migration Policy Institute, Washington DC.
Expert Commission on Integration Capacity (2021): Shaping our immigration society together – Report of the Expert Commission on the Framework Conditions for Integration. Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Berlin. (Chapter 2: pages 26-80)
OECD/EU (2018): Settling In 2018: Indicators of Immigrant Integration, OECD Publishing, Paris/European Union, Brussels.
Brell. C., Dustmann, C. and i. Preston (2020): The Labor Market Integration of Refugee Migrants in High-Income Countries. Journal of Economic Perspectives—Volume 34, Number 1—Winter 2020—Pages 94–121
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