With the “Points-based Model Project for Foreign Skilled Workers” (PuMa) in Baden-Württemberg, a points-based immigration system has been tested for the first time in Germany. The aim of the evaluation is to provide results on the immigration to Germany within the model project, to map its implementation and to provide results on the whereabouts and labor market success of the immigrants. Another goal is the comparison with alternative control mechanisms of immigration. The report ex-amines the causes of the limited use of PuMa. In addition, the effects of the criteria for integration and the other prerequisites for immigration are analysed.The limited use of PuMa results in low case numbers in the surveys of immigrants and compa-nies, which in turn limits the validity of the evaluation results.
The research report is in German.