The number of business-owners with migration background has risen in Germany. Most of the people immediately think of Döner shops or Chinese restaurants in every corner with minimum wage and difficult activities. The new study of the Bertelsmann Stiftung shows exact the opposite. The German economy boosted not only by the foundation of more companies, also by creating new jobs.
The CEO of the Bertelsmann Stiftung said: “ We show with our study that people with migrant background in Germany do not take away jobs from anyone- quite the opposite. They are a job engine for Germany.”
According to the study, the number of jobs created by the migrant companies rose between 2005 and 2014 from 947 thousand to 1,3 million, that is increase a 37 percent. Noticing the fact that people with migration background in Germany has increased by 9 percent between 2005 and 2015, the increase of 37 percent is really remarkable.
The traditional stereotype that every company of migrants is a Döner shop or a Chinese restaurant, was also proved as wrong by the study. The companies are really versatile. Only 28 percent are active in the restaurant and retail sector. Lot of migrants comfortably settled in Germany and build their own business in different sectors, like 26 percent in public and private services or 20% in production industry.
A important difference between the workers with and without a migrant background is that on average the immigrants receive a 30 percent lower income. The main reason for this discrepancy is the low education of migrant entrepreneurs.
Despite the disadvantages, the migrant companies ensure for a push in the German economy.