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Niemiecka polityka socjalna a kryzys migracyjny
Relationship between German social policy and migration crisis

Author(s): Maciej Zygadlewicz
Subject(s): Economy, National Economy, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Instytut Badań Gospodarczych
Keywords: migration crisis; social policy; Germany

Summary/Abstract: Motivation: The European migration crisis is currently one of Europe’s major socio-political problems. The civil wars, which began in Syria and Libya in 2011, caused an influx of migrants to Europe. This situation intensified especially in 2015, forcing European governments to create living conditions for arriving refugees. Ultimately, a very large part of immigrants arrived to the Federal Republic of Germany. The main motivation for choosing the subject of this article was to show one of the reasons for selecting exactly this direction of migration.Aim: The aim of the article was to analyse the relationship between German social policy and the emergence of a migration crisis in that country. The study was conducted using an evaluation of quantitative measures. The analysis was based on the Eurostat and the German Federal Statistical Office data on applications for asylum and migration flows, as well as the law of the Deutscher Bundestag concerning social benefits for refugees.Results: The analysis showed the relationship between the German government’s social policy and the influx of immigrants to that country. Substantial social benefits for refugees were one of the main factors attracting migrants.

  • Issue Year: 1/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 17-29
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish