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Discrimination in Germany: candidates with Turkish names have 14 percent less chance for a job

15 Sep

According to a recent research done by University of Konstanz (Universität Konstanz), job applicants who have Turkish sounding names have less chance compared to applicants with German names and same qualifications.

The original article’s title is: Im Teufelskreis der Diskriminierung – Konstanzer Studie belegt Nachteile am Arbeitsmarkt für Bewerber mit türkischen Namen

Automatic English translation is here.

I had heard similar cases in Belgium, too, e.g. an applicant with a Turkish sounding name applied for a position via Internet and did not receive any positive response and then sent the same CV with a Flemish sounding name (rest of the CV being same) and received a response quickly. Of course this is just a single data point and statistically not meaningful in the context of Belgium and I personally / professionally did not encounter any kind of discrimination during my first year at Belgium. On the other hand if we had these kind of data for all EU countries we could create a very valuable data visualization.

 
2 Comments

Posted by on September 15, 2010 in e-Learning, psychology, Science

 

2 responses to “Discrimination in Germany: candidates with Turkish names have 14 percent less chance for a job

  1. Ali Utku Selen

    September 15, 2010 at 23:55

    Same thing happens for accommodation opportunities too. It is really hard to get a flat within European countries if you don’t have a European name.

     
  2. Bilgehan Korkmaz

    September 16, 2010 at 01:55

    Entegrasyon konusunda kimse sorun yaşanmadığını söyleyemez. Azımsanmayacak büyüklükte bir çoğunluk Türkiye’den gittiği tarihte kalmış ve Alman kültürüne son derece kapalı. Elbette din ve etik anlayışının rolü de çok yüksek.

    Düşüncem, belki dördüncü ya da beşinci nesil göçmen Türkler bir nebze bu yakışıksız sorunların üstesinden gelecektir.

    Aksi halde hayata kalın duvarlar ardından bakmanın getirdiği saçma, ırkçı, ayrımcı tepkilerle karşılaşmaya devam edecekler.

     

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