Tuesday, June 27, 2023

How large is the population of foreigners in Germany?

 As of 2017, more than one in five people living in Germany (22.5%) are first or second-generation immigrants

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 The latest numbers from the Federal Statistical Office show that almost every fourth child born in Germany in 2016 had a foreign mother
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 Female immigrants are contributing significantly to the fact that Germany's birth rate is rising again
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 Germany has become a country of immigration, and one that is changing rapidly
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 The former West Germany added 13 million net immigrants between 1950 and 1993, while the former East Germany lost five million residents because emigration exceeded immigration
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 The former West Germany included in 1993 about four in five Germans, and virtually all of the seven million foreigners in Germany live in the former West Germany
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 Population growth in Germany is fueled by immigration, with almost nine percent of Germany's 81 million residents being foreigners
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There are several reasons why Germans may feel they are being replaced by foreigners. Some Germans are skeptical of immigration and fear that it is changing their homeland rapidly
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 At the peak of the refugee crisis in 2015, many people were arriving in the country within just a few days, and just under 1.4 million refugees have arrived in Germany since then
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 Some Germans may feel that the influx of migrants is too high and that it is changing the country too quickly
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 Additionally, there are concerns about welfare abuse by immigrants
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 However, it is worth noting that skepticism toward immigration has continually declined in recent years
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 Today, many Germans see immigration as a way to help solve Germany's demographic and economic problems
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 For example, two out of three respondents see immigration as helping to balance out an aging society, and more than half of those polled said it could also compensate for the ongoing shortage of skilled workers
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