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Social deprivation of immigrants in Germany

Haisken-DeNew, John P; Sinning, Mathias


This paper investigates the extent to which immigrants in Germany are socially deprived compared to German natives. We demonstrate that when using a conventional definition of the social deprivation index typically applied in the literature, immigrants do not necessarily appear to be socially deprived. We propose a weighting scheme that weights components of social deprivation by their subjective contribution to an overall measure of life satisfaction. Using this weighting scheme to calculate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of Income and Wealth
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4991.2010.00417.x


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