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Goodbye Germany: Migration Intentions of Highly Qualified Turks
Goodbye Germany: Migration Intentions of Highly Qualified Turks

Author(s): Nail Alkan, Cemali Sarı
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Labor relations, Higher Education , Evaluation research, Social differentiation, Migration Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Turkey; Germany; migration; intentions; high education; labor market; discrimination;
Summary/Abstract: The migration of young, well-educated Turkish academics from Germany to their parents’ home country has become a stronger focus for the integration debate in recent years. The problem appears particularly through the fact that structurally well integrated Turkish migrants of the second and third generation, who are multilingual and intercultural focused, leave Germany voluntarily and thus their work capacity is consequently lost in Germany. As motifs for migration, unfavorable chances of success in career are often mentioned, which are associated with a disadvantage and discrimination in employment and furthermore are accompanied by social exclusion mechanisms (Griese, & Sievers, 2010, Sezer, & Dağlar, 2009). Many of them do not feel being fully accepted in Germany and therefore they leave the country to move to Turkey, where they can expeditiously become successful in their careers using their professional qualifications acquired in Germany (Alkan, 2011). The migration can thus be interpreted as an averting from the German society as well as an evidence of a lack of integration and a failed integration policy, because despite the fact that these individuals were born and grew up in Germany and went through the German education system, they desire to leave the country (Aydın, 2012).

  • Page Range: 231-237
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English