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Prof. Steinhardt presents at the WZB on "The Impact of Xenophobic Violence on the Integration of Immigrants"

Feb 12, 2020 | 11:30 AM

On February 12, 2020 Prof. Steinhardt will give a presentation at the WZB (Berlin Social Science Center) with the title "The Impact of Xenophobic Violence on the Integration of Immigrants". 

A short overview of the presentation:

Integration of immigrants is a two-way process involving immigrants and the host country society. An underexplored question is how xenophobic violence in host countries affects integration. Exploiting a unique series of hate crimes in Germany using a difference-in-differences matching strategy, I find that exposure to xenophobic violence has an impact on several dimensions of immigrants‘ socio-economic integration. In particular, it reduces subjective well-being and investment in German language skills, while it increases return intentions. Therefore, this paper demonstrates that anti-immigrant violence has indirect costs by impairing the integration of those immigrants who belong to the target group of xenophobic attacks.

Further information is available on the WZB event website, where you can also sign up for the presentation.

Time & Location

Feb 12, 2020 | 11:30 AM

WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Raum B002/003