The overwhelming majority of people in Germany, it takes place after a new OECD survey is important that immigrants living habits of the Locals.

The study by the Organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD) shows that the majority of Germans are of the opinion, values, and language skills should play in the selection of immigrants more important than professional qualifications. As immigrants for the purposes of the study, who is born in a foreign country.

WORK: The OECD notes in its Wednesday study published in addition, the unemployment rate among immigrants has decreased in the past ten years, almost twice higher than in the German born people. The employment rate for the foreign-Born, therefore, rose between 2006 and 2017 from 59 to more than 67 percent – also supported by the economic upswing. The proportion of 15 – to 34-Year-olds who are neither in education nor work is here, with ten per cent, as low as in any other EU country.

High hurdles, sees the OECD in Germany, however, for immigrants who have acquired abroad a degree. As a result, many immigrants are working in a Job for which they are overqualified. Are affected, among other things, numerous Iranian academics, who had come in the 80s for political reasons to Germany. “We need to be in the recognition of professional qualifications is better,” said the integration Commissioner of the Federal government, Annette Widmann-Mauz (CDU).

In the public service, young people whose parents are immigrants are, according to the study, significantly under-represented. In the classical immigration countries such as Canada, Australia and the USA, it’s different. “The lack of representation in the Public service, especially in the upper salary levels – is a structural Problem of these institutions and not the migrants,” said the migration policy spokeswoman for the left party in the Bundestag, Gökay Akbulut.

EDUCATION: progress reported in the field of education. Although the share of high skilled among the immigrants, with 23 per cent, significantly below the EU average. The reading skills of migrant children has improved.

INTEGRATION: More than 80 percent of the population hold the information according to the adaptation to the local habits of life is important or “extremely important”. That an immigrant’s command of the German language, is, after all, for 70 percent of importance. Good education and skills called for around 60 per cent as an important criterion. The question of whether immigrants have a Christian Background, is for most Germans, however, irrelevant.

POVERTY Among migrants, the proportion of people living in relative poverty, with 21.7 percent higher than among people who were born in Germany (16.4 per cent). In other European countries, the concentration of poverty risk according to the study, however, significantly stronger in the group of immigrants.

Overall, the people in Germany today are much more open to immigration than even a few years ago. With one exception: the asylum. In a survey conducted in the years 2014 and 2015, significantly more people in the statement were according to the OECD, “the review of asylum applications, the state should be right to be generous” than in the case of a re-survey in the two following years.

“Overall, the Trend is in the Integration of immigrants in Germany is positive and better than in countries with a comparable history of Migration,” said OECD migration expert Thomas Liebig. In the case of immigrants with low qualifications, women, and children of immigrants with a low level of education was but further action is needed.