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Disadvantaged experiences of people with and without migration background in an East-West comparison, Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, (Benachteiligungserfahrungen von Personen mit und ohne Migrationshintergrund im Ost-West-Vergleich, Antidiskriminierungstelle des Bundes).

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Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Public authority


Germany, Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency | Antidiskriminierungstelle des Bundes

Main Thematic Focus


Target Population

People with migrant background General population

Key findings

This study shows the difference of disadvantage of people with and without migration background in Germany. It further differentiates among people from Eastern and Western countries. The results of the survey show, that people with migration background tend to experience higher disadvantages in certain areas of life. These areas of life are divided in education facilities, job market, public offices and authorities, neighbourhood, religious practice, recreational activities, public transport and housing search. 41.9 % of people with migration background felt they experienced some sort of disadvantage in the listed areas of life, compared to 24.4 % of people without migration background. The three most often listed areas of life, where such a disadvantage occurred, were public offices and authorities, job market and public transport.
The difference between Eastern and Western states was deemed, with only 2 %, insignificant.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The data used was taken from another quantitative survey (SVR-Integrations barometer 2012). This survey used telephone interviews to collect the data. The interviewer provided the option to conduct the survey in Russian, Turkish or Vietnamese languages.

Sample details and representativeness

The total sample consisted of over 9.200 participants, of which 76,8 % were with a migration background and 23,2 % were without.
The telephone interview took one person per household with a minimum age of 16 years by latest-birthday-method.

DISCLAIMERThe information presented here is collected under contract by the FRA's research network FRANET. The information and views contained do not necessarily reflect the views or the official position of the FRA.