Living in Germany: In 20 years, 1 in 3 people will be a migrant

By 2040, 1 in 3 people will be a migrant in Germany (about 35%) or have a migrant background, according to a German migration expert.

Herbert Brücker, who heads the migration research department at the Federal Institute for Employment Research (IAB), told the Welt daily recently that Germany “will become more diverse.”

“Currently, about a quarter of the people in German have a migrant background,” Brucker said. “In 20 years, it will be at least 35%, but could also be more than 40%.”
He noted that in cities, that figure is likely to be higher. “What we see in the big cities today will be normal for the country as a whole in the future,” Brücker said. “In a city like Frankfurt, we’ll have between 65% to 70%.”

1 in 3 people will be a migrant in Germany

The German economist said that an increasingly diverse population will be crucial to the security of Germany’s economy in the future. IAB figures suggest that Germany requires about 400,000 migrants per year until 2060 to avoid the economy shrinking.

Source: Germany: In 20 years, 1 in 3 people will be a migrant | News | DW | 04.11.2019

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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