Poorly qualified workers with a migration background have income advantages in Germany

They are often regarded as cases of failed integration and as social losers, but a new study conducted at the University of Cologne shows that immigrants with a low professional qualification level tend to have a higher income than workers of the same qualification level without a migration background. Very often they work in jobs they are not formally qualified for. “Employers value employees with a migration background because they tend to be ambitious, resilient and reliable,” says Merlin Schaeffer, professor for demography and social inequality at the University of Cologne’s Institute for Sociology and Social Psychology. —> Read More