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Racial discrimination in schools

In Germany, children with a migration background are disadvantaged with respect to their educational success. They are less likely to participate in early education, acquire less academic competencies, and achieve lower levels of education than children without a migration background. Part of this disadvantage can be explained by on average lower socioeconomic resources of families with a migration history. However, racial discrimination based on the ethnic or religious background is currently discussed as a further source of educational inequalities. The aim of the research project is to provide an in-depth analysis of whether children who belong to an ethnic or religious minority experience structural disadvantages in school by being assessed worse than children from a majority group despite equal performance.


Currently there are no publications available for this project

Project start:
01. January 2022

Project end:
31. December 2023

Project management:
Prof. Dr. Julia Bredtmann

Project staff:
Dr. Christina Vonnahme

Project partners:
Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend