13. November 2023

What Does Having German Citizenship Mean for Children with an Immigration Background? What Does Having German Citizenship Mean for Children with an Immigration Background?

A public talk on the subject will be held by ECONtribute on November 21

Having German citizenship means different things to boys and girls with an immigration background. Christina Felfe, Professor of Economics at the University of Konstanz, will be giving an online public talk (in German) about these differing impacts, to be held at 5 pm on Tuesday, November 21. Held in German, the event is part of the ReStart Talks series organized by the ECONtribute Cluster of Excellence, a joint initiative of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne.

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How does having German citizenship affect children with an immigration background? This question will be explored by Professor Christina Felfe, Chair of Applied Microeconomics at the University of Konstanz, whose research concerns cultural identity, participation in the educational system and social integration grounded on cooperative willingness.

Professor Felfe has found that boys benefit particularly from having citizenship, performing better in school and enjoying better social integration. In contrast, girls with German citizenship whose parents are from countries where traditional gender roles predominate tend to suffer from a more acutely perceived clash between German culture and the parents’ culture. Their well-being and degree of integration are thus negatively impacted.

The ECONtribute ReStart lecture series focuses particularly on issues around equality. Experts from the Cluster and prominent guest speakers give several talks throughout year addressing various issues of equality; the talks are geared for the general public while likewise aimed at members of academia. Opportunities are created immediately following the talks for networking and further exploration of the discussed topics.

Titled “Citizenship and Cultural Tensions for Children of Immigrants Born in Germany”, the talk will take place online via Zoom at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 21. You can register to attend at https://uni-koeln.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlce2rrzIrE91AhekRW--R_OMKAmpVHROb#/registration.

For further information on the talk visit https://econtribute.de/event/restart-talk-with-christina-felfe-university-of-konstanz/


ECONtribute is the only Cluster of Excellence in economics funded by Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments at the universities of Bonn and Cologne. The Cluster conducts research on markets at the intersection of economics, policy and society. It aims to improve our understanding of markets and employs a new approach to analysing market failures in times of social, technological and economic challenges, among them increasing inequality, global financial crises and digital transformation.

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