New Website for the BIM-research cluster "Shifting Solidarities?"


More than 60 researchers work in 14 subprojects within the Research-Intervention-Cluster “Shifting Solidarities?” which was established in April 2016 at the BIM and is funded by the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration. Today a new website is going online that contains further information about the research cluster, its subprojects and the research process.
On the website you will also find interviews with staff members, podcasts and recordings of events, beginning with an interview with BIM-director Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaschuba about the present developments in migration research and the tasks of the research cluster.

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Next event

Academic Debate with Prof. Dr. Frank Kalter
05.07.2017 at 18:00

academic debate

The Structural Integration of the 2nd Generation. New Data, Same Old Stories?

Educational attainment is widely seen as the key to the integration of immigrants over generations. Accordingly, the fact that many ethnic minority groups fail to catch up with their majority peers even in the long run is of major public concern. Comparing data from the German microcensus over a longer time span we will show that the stagnation in relative educational success is mainly due to a severely growing gap in socio-economic background. This is widely overseen in public and academic debates. Taking this into proper account, there has been a much stronger tendency towards structural assimilation than it appears.

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About the institute

Welcome to the website of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

The BIM develops basic scientific principles and empirical data aimed at providing a factual basis for debate on integration issues in Europe, and investigates how integration and migration processes in Germany and Europe have taken place so far and will develop in the future. The BIM is designed for cooperative research and aims at building a broad base for establishing integration and migration research in Berlin. Through its research, the BIM transfers information and findings into the worlds of politics, civil society and the media.

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30 qualitative interviews will be carried out with selected longtime SOEP-respondents with a Turkish background

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150 persons were interviewed using a qualitative questionnaire

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were interviewed in a quantitative, nationwide telephone survey

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