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Obstacles to Refugees’ Self-Reliance in Germany

This article discusses the impediments to refugees’ employment and self-reliance in Germany. The majority of refugees and asylum seekers in Germany rely on government welfare. There are many practical barriers to work including: (a) access to government language...

The Refugee Wave to Germany and its Impact on Crime

This paper provides empirical evidence on the crime impacts of the recent refugee influx to Germany from 2010 to 2015. The author considers asylum seekers and recognized refugees separately, since asylum seekers are subject to dispersal policies and locational...

Contact Matters: Exposure to Refugees and Voting for the Far-Right

This paper investigates how exposure to refugees in Upper Austria affected voting for the far right Freedom Party of Austria. In state elections in September 2015, at the peak of the refugee crisis, the Freedom Party doubled its share of the vote with nationalistic,...

Urban Planning for Refugee Housing: Responding to Urgent Needs

This article discusses how the city of Hamburg adjusted its urban planning policy to accommodate refugees, and the implications of their approach. The settlement of 82,000 refugees in Hamburg (a city of 1.8 million people) between 2015 and 2019 exacerbated an already...

Hamburg, Germany: A Case Study of Refugees in Towns

This case study explores the spatial, ethical, social, and economic implications of Germany’s new refugee housing policy and its impact on integration. The report begins with an overview of the refugee situation and asylum process in Germany. In Hamburg, the influx of...

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