Refugee Women and Children

The project investigates refugee migration of women and families. This includes questions such as family migration decisions in the context of forced migration, the self-selection of refugees by gender and family status, special risks of refugee migration for women as well as family reunification. All of these factors are relevant for understanding not only gender- and family-related aspects of forced migration, but also subsequent social participation and structural integration of refugee women and families. These processes are analyzed by looking at questions such as gender differences in participation in integration measures such as language courses; education; integration in the labor market as well as its determinants; participation in education by refugee children; and child care.

The research is conducted in cooperation with the IAB. 


01/2018 - 12/2019


Prof. Dr. Herbert Brücker

Prof. Dr. Herbert Brücker

Director, Head of the Department "Economic Migration and Integration research"

Fon: +49 (0)30 2093-46255

Dorina Kalkum

Dorina Kalkum

Former Research Associate in the Working Field "Integration Research and Social Policy"

Fon: +49 (0)30 2093-46250