Relative education of recent refugees in Germany and the Middle East : Is selectivity reflected in migration and destination decisions?

Faculty/Professorship: Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) 
Author(s): Welker, Jörg  
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 65-80
Source/Other editions: International Migration, 60 (2021), 2, S. 65-80 - ISSN: 1468-2435
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Year of first publication: 2021
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-548600
In this paper, relative education profiles of recent refugees arriving to Germany from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are described and compared to the profiles of Syrians in Jordan and Lebanon and of internally displaced Iraqis. Relative education describes a migrant's position in the educational distribution of the origin population. For recent refugees, relative education could be reflected in the decision of where to migrate: those who are relatively better educated may be more able to reach a distant destination. The empirical analyses use data from the project ‘ReGES – Refugees in the German Educational System’, the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees, the Arab Barometer and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS). The findings suggest that on average, Syrians and Afghans in Germany and Syrians in Jordan are positively selected on education, while Syrians in Lebanon and internally displaced Iraqis appear slightly negatively selected. The findings for Iraqis in Germany show mixed evidence.
GND Keywords: Flüchtling; Bildungsniveau
Keywords: refugees, education, origin population, empirical analyses, selection
DDC Classification: 370 Education  
RVK Classification: DV 1000   
Type: Article
Release Date: 8. August 2022
Project: Selektivität von Zuwanderern nach Westeuropa: Die Bedeutung des Herkunftskontexts

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