Gastarbeiter case study

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After WW2 Germany was in a state of much needed repair, and the population was much lower due to high death rate from the majority of men who had been killed in the war.

So the Government came up with an incentive to rebuild the country through immigration so they asked the Turkish to come over and work

Why the Turkish went?

Their country was over populated, there were limited jobs and the money being offered was much better pay

Benefits for Germany (Pforzheim)

  • Unskilled workers willing to work gruelling hours for litle pay- so cheap and available labour
  • Turkish culture borught over i.e cuisine, language etc
  • Regenerated the city quickly
  • Did bring some skilled workers like




good job lads

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