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Young people from a migrant background

Worse prospects of success despite extensive endeavours to search for a training place: BIBB analysis of the progression opportunities of applicants differentiated according to region of origin

Beicht, Ursula


Despite the better current prevailing training market situation, the training place search for young people from families with a migrant background remains very difficult. One reason for this is that when they leave general schooling they are in possession of lower school qualifications compared to young people not from a migrant background. This narrows their prospects of finding a training place. The statistical group making up young migrants is, however, extremely heterogeneous. They differ in terms of such aspects as ethnic origin, length of residency in Germany and legal status. For this reason, the present paper chooses to focus on the deviations which exist between migrants from various regions of origin rather than restricting itself only to the differences which exist with regard to the transition opportunities to dual VET for young people from a migrant background as compared to those not from a migrant background. The results of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) analysis presented are based on a survey of young people displaying apprenticeship entry maturity and registered with the Federal Employment Agency as training place applicants (2010 BA/BIBB Applicant Survey).

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Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB)
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BIBB Report
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