Accompanying evaluation of labor market integration measures for refugees

The final report presents scientifically based findings on the implementation, utilization and effects of labor market integration measures for refugees. It answers the question of how the instruments of SGB II and SGB III for integration into the training and labor market, including job-related language support, affect the social and labor market integration of refugee migrants, and how personal characteristics and local contextual factors influence the effectiveness of these instruments. The causal analysis of administrative data is complemented by the examination of survey data and a comprehensive implementation analysis. In addition, the cost-effectiveness of the measures is analyzed. Finally, policy recommendations derived from the empirical findings provide impulses for making the measures to support the integration of refugees into society and the labor market even more effective and efficient, thus ensuring the sustainability of the integration measures.

2nd Interim Report (in German)

Final Report (in German)

Publication (in German)

In cooperation with:

  • Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), Bonn (Konsortialführer)
  • Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. (DIW), Berlin
  • Kantar Public (Kantar Deutschland GmbH), München
  • Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation (IAQ), Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg
  • RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI), Essen

Commissioned by:

  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Project team:

  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Boockmann (IAW-Projektleitung)
  • Dr. Tobias Brändle
  • Andrea Kirchmann
  • Günther Klee
  • Philipp Kugler
  • Michel Kusche
  • Anastasia Maier
  • Tobias Scheu
  • Anne Zühlke

Contact Person:
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Boockmann ( +49 7071 9896 20 // E-Mail )


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