Expatriates are entrepreneurs by nature. Regardless of whether they start a new company or have a corporate job, expats are forced to master precisely the skill set that starting up a business requires.
The Expats & Spouses Monitor is a research project created for expats by expats. We aim to shed light on different aspects of expats life in Germany to create awareness about the challenges they face and promote international talent integration. We have collected the experiences of 864 expats from 88 nationalities living in 144 German cities.
Gender gaps are magnified during expatriation. The higher quota of female expats' partners creates a gender expatriation gap that adds up to the gender pay gap and the gender employment gap.
Research shows that expatriation affects career progression and the sense of identity of expats' partners. Organisational support can significantly improve partners adjustment to the host country.