The Situation among Children of Migrant Origin in Germany
Innocenti Working Papers 2009-14
- Clauss, Susanne;
- Nauck, Bernhard;
DescriptionSpecial Series on the Situation of Children in Immigrant Families in Affluent Societies
Germany may be described as a country of immigrants. Resident foreign citizens alone number around 6.7 million. The share of children who are living with parents who are recent immigrants is quite large. More than 1 million children 0–17 years of age are foreign citizens. Counting German citizens, there are nearly 6 million children of migrant origin under the age of 25. Of all persons of migrant origin, nearly 30 per cent are in the 0–20 age group.