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YES! topic 2018

Acceptance of Refugees in the local Environment

by Philipp Breidenbach, Fabian Dehos and Lea Eilers, researchers, RWI Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Essen

Selected by BBS Burgdorf, Team II

The massive wave of migrants coming to Europe since 2015 has become a central challenge for German and European politics. This topic has dominated recent the federal and regional election campaigns. Fears, prejudices and mistrust resulted in strong support for the AFD in recent elections. However, this support varies dramatically, even on a local level within cities or administrative districts. This is a signal that the success of the integration of refugees is very different regionally as well as there are very different fears related to refugees among the population.

A critical challenge is to learn about the different integration levels, where it turned out well and where it faltered, to understand the background to be able to formulate a solution.

This project could start with interviews with people about the acceptance of and problems with refugees. How do the results differ in city areas with a larger or a lower support of the AfD? The students could discuss their interview results with local authorities and politicians to develop appropriate measures to solve this integration problem.

Philipp Breidenbach

Since 2015 Philipp Breidenbach has been deputy head of the Research Data Center Ruhr at RWI Essen (FDZ Ruhr), from 2015 to 2016 he was head of FDZ Ruhr as a stand-in for parental leave. He is also a researcher at the “Macroeconomic and Public Finance” department. Before he took over the position at  FDZ Ruhr he also worked as Assistant to the Board of Directors at the RWI.

Institution: RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
YES! Participations: 2018

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Fabian Dehos

Fabian Dehos joined the Research Data Center Ruhr at the RWI as a research assistant in October 2014. Since January 2017 he takes a position as a researcher and is currently doing a PhD at the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics.

Institution: RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
YES! Participations: 2018

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Lea Eilers

Lea Eilers joined the Research Data Center in January 2013. She obtained a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Hamburg (Germany) after which she continued with an MSc Economics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (The Netherlands).

Institution: RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
YES! Participations: 2018

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