Discrimination in the Work Place: Even With the Same Qualifications, Migrants have Lower Chances at a Job

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A recent study by Sachverständigenrat für Integration und Migration (SVR) becomes the first study to look at discrimination in the work place and how having a migration background influences whether or not an individual gets a job or is at least invited to an interview.

Currently, more than 60% of German employers do not employ migrants or children of migrants. Some of these can be traced back to discrimination. On average, a German applicant requires only 5 applications to be invited to a job interview, while a migrant required 7.DWO-WI-Bewerbung-Migration

The study found that discrimination is higher in some professions more than in others. Also smaller companies were more discriminatory compared to middle sized and large companies.

Response to Applications: Germans vs Foreigners

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