Ethnic inequalities across the educational career: Trends since 2005

Launched in December 2012, the project aims at describing the educational situation of children, adolescents and young adults of immigrant origin in Germany. By analyzing several large-scale data sets we study ethnic educational inequalities across various stages of the educational career for different migrant groups. Starting in 2005, we extend the picture and include more recent developments. In this way, we aim at identifying changes in educational disparities over time. In the analyses, we consider social origin and, as far as feasible, other individual and contextual factors. This allows us separating educational differences which are related to social inequalities from disparities which are specific to immigrants and their descendants. The project is funded by the “Stiftung Mercator” as a part of the cluster “Integration”. It is carried out in collaboration with the “European Forum for Migration Studies” (efms).