Online Lunchbag Session

The effect of early childhood education and care services on the social integration of refugee families

Datum: 14. April 2021 13:00 Uhr bis 14:00 Uhr

Devising appropriate policy measures for the integration of refugees is high on the agenda of many governments. The presentation focuses on the social integration of families seeking asylum in Germany between 2013 and 2016. Exploiting regional differences in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services as an exogenous source of variation, and controlling for local level heterogeneity that could drive the results, we estimate the effect of ECEC attendance by refugee children on their parents’ integration. We find a significant and substantial positive effect, in particular on the social integration of mothers. The size of the estimate is on average around 52% and is particularly strong for improved language proficiency and employment prospects.

(Vortrag in deutscher Sprache mit englischsprachigen Folien)

Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß leitet die Abteilung Bildung und Familie am DIW Berlin und ist Professorin für Bildungs- und Familienökonomie an der Freien Universität Berlin.

Karola Franz