Internal Workshop: Christina Felfe

25. July 2019, 14:00 - 17:00, IHS, Josefstädter Straße 39, 1080 Vienna

Policies aiming at fostering the economic, social and cultural integration of children

About 15% of the population in many European countries have a non-Western background and the percentage is even higher among children or to put it differently, when looking at the descendants of immigrants (i.e. second or third generation immigrants). This percentage,if anything, will increase in the near future. This poses challenges for society because ethnic minorities are more likely to be at risk of poverty, shown, for instance, by the severe educational gaps between natives and immigrants or later by the employment or earnings gaps. Despite the pressing nature of this challenge, policymakers and academic scholars alike are still far from reaching a consensus regarding which policies are effective in closing such gaps.

The workshop is meant to gather knowledge about existing integration policies across European countries as well as to discuss existing evidence regarding their effectiveness or reasons for their possible ineffectiveness. Professor Christina Felfe de Ormeño will give an introductory presentation for the discussion.

Christina Felfe is Professor of Economics at the University of Würzburg since October 2018, and a fellow at IHS. For more details, see Christina's profile.

The workshop is directed primarily at researchers affiliated with IHS. To register, please contact Thomas König.