Ambitious generation: Young migrants want to outperform their parents

The second McDonald’s Apprenticeship Study, co-authored by Klaus Hurrelmann, investigated youth’s views on the future. 

60 percent of young Germans with a migration background say they want to achieve more in life than their parents. This is one of the key findings of the second McDonalds apprenticeship study, co-authored by Hertie School Professor Klaus Hurrelmann. Furthermore, 59 percent believe that their chances to achieve this goal are good or very good.

Three quarters of the German youth have an optimistic outlook on their career. “Within a few years employers and potential employees switched roles”, said Klaus Hurrelmann. This change is caused by the anticipated demographic change, which favours the younger generation.

The representative survey was carried out by the Allensbach Institute for Public Opinion Research, which conducted personal interviews with 1,674 persons, aged 15-24, in July and August 2015.

You can download the study on this website (in German).

Image caption: Press conference McDonald's  Apprenticeship Study. F.l.t.r.: Prof. Klaus Hurrelmann, Gabriele Fanta (Director Human Resources McDonald's Deutschland), Prof. Renate Köcher (Allensbach Institute), Philipp Wachholz (McDonald's).

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