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Comparative analyses of the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on migrants and refugees

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June 2020

End of Project

December 2021


In addition to the considerable threat to public health, the Covid 19 pandemic poses as yet unforeseeable risks to the economic and employment situation in Germany. Migrants and refugees may be particularly affected. This is due, firstly, to institutional barriers to access and different utilization of health services and, secondly, to the employment structure. Refugees, for example, are disproportionately often employed in the service sector - especially in the hotel and gastronomy sector - which is more severely affected by the restrictions on contact in the current crisis than in the global economic crisis of 2008/2009.
Against this background, this project examines the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic on migrants in general and refugees in particular in comparison to the general population in Germany along the dimensions of health and employment, especially short-time work. Furthermore, part of the project will deal with the reduced educational and language course offerings in the wake of the Corona crisis and the implications for the integration of the refugees.