Working Paper

Germany - an Immigration Country


  • Siebert
  • H.
Publication Date

Germany has about the same proportion of foreigners in its population as the United States, it is an immigration country. In a way, Germany has let immigration happen, but it did not really have an explicit immigration policy in the past. Now it has to make up its mind on its immigration policy in the future. The paper looks at the experience with immigration in the past, at the integration of foreigners and at the issues of immigration policy.


JEL Classification
F22, J61, R23

Key Words

  • Arbeitsmarkt
  • Einwanderung
  • Europäische Integration
  • European integration
  • Immigration
  • labor market