In your pocketbook, that is. Although the president hasn’t mentioned it — possibly because he is unaware of it — nearly two-thirds of Syrian refugees are illiterate.
That means that hundreds of thousands of new arrivals to those shores are unequipped to hold down a job.
Ludger Woessmann, a professor of economics at the University of Munich, tells German magazine Zeit that 65% of Syrian refugees fail to meet international standards on basic reading and writing skills. Just 10% of the one million arrivals in the country this year have a college degree.
The bottom line is that unemployment rates can be expected to rise along with the demand for social welfare benefits.
“With two-thirds of young Syrians who must be regarded as functionally illiterate in accordance with international educational standards, so the necessary training to run local businesses is mostly missing,” Woessmann says.
Continues on LibertyUnyielding