Project Information

Development and preparation of the "National Discrimination and Racism Monitor"

Subproject "Gender-specific Racism in the German Labor Market - Qualitative Pilot Study on the Effects on the Participation of Refugee Muslim Women and Women of Color in the Labor Market".

Asylum policy is currently confronted with the activation paradigm of the German welfare state (cf. Bakoben et al. 2020) and increasingly aligned with a meritocratic achievement myth (cf. Carstensen 2018). Social integration is primarily negotiated and legally institutionalized as participation in gainful employment: thus, success in the labor market now leads to new (temporary) residence permits and independent livelihood is a prerequisite for the continuation of residence in Germany. This is inevitably accompanied by gender-specific consequences for refugees (cf.Krämer / Scherschel 2019, Scherschel 2016). For the Racism Monitor, not only inequalities in the context of gender, but intersectional entanglements of race and gender or racism with sexism are explored against this background. The guiding question is which racist-sexist practices exist in the public employment service and local government and what consequences these have for the labor market participation of refugee women. The aim is to identify characteristics in terms of similarities and differences between anti-Muslim racism and racism against women of color. Empirical basis are existing qualitative interviews with refugee Muslim women and Black women as well as local actors in different municipalities in Germany.

Project data

Term of the project:
01.09.2020 - 31.01.2021

Reseach department:
Employment – Integration – Mobility

Project management:
Dr. Katrin Menke

Bundesministerium für Familien, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (BMFSFJ)