Month / August 2020
Five years after Merkel’s famous words “We can do this,” there is clear evidence that refugees have been integrated successfully into many areas of German society. A good four out of ten people who arrived in Germany as refugees have found a job. Children and young people feel well integrated into their schools. At the same time, the proportion of the broader population that reports being “very worried” about immigration has declined. These findings from a study based on data from “Living in Germany” are summarized in a video by economist Katharina Spieß of DIW Berlin.