ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 08-089 // 2008

The Immigrant Wage Gap in Germany

Immigrants consist of foreigners and citizens with migration background. We analyze the wage gap between natives and these two groups in Germany. The estimates show a substantial gap for both groups with respect to natives. Discarding immigrants who completed education abroad reduces much of the immigrants' wage gap. This implies educational attainment in Germany is an important component of economic integration and degrees obtained abroad are valued less.

Aldashev, Alisher, Johannes Gernandt und Stephan L. Thomsen (2008), The Immigrant Wage Gap in Germany, ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 08-089, Mannheim.

Autoren/-innen Alisher Aldashev // Johannes Gernandt // Stephan L. Thomsen