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Justice delayed is assimilation denied: Right-wing terror and immigrants' assimilation in Germany

Sumit Deole

Labour Economics, 2019, vol. 59, issue C, 69-78

Abstract: In 2011 a German right-wing extremist group was exposed in the media as having killed individuals of Turkish ethnicity in the early 2000. The press coverage highlighted the inability of authorities to name perpetrators sooner. Authorities were criticized for (alleged) institutional racism. In this paper, we show that this episode reinforced significantly a feeling of estrangement among Turkish immigrants, who become less likely to self-identify as Germans. This episode was also followed by a substantial decrease in their health satisfaction and subjective wellbeing.

Keywords: Right-wing crimes; Immigration; Delayed justice; Social assimilation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 F22 J15 Z10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2019.03.005

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