Benjamin Schulz, M.A., is Research Assistant at the University of Mannheim. He was born in Salzwedel, Germany, in 1982 and studied sociology, philosophy and logic at the Universit&auml;t Leipzig (Germany) and at the University of Karlstad (Sweden). He collaborated in the so-called Polish Migration Project, funded by the German Research Foundation (2004-2008). Since 2007 Benjamin Schulz has been working at the Chair of Sociology and Research Methods at the Universit&auml;t Leipzig. He focuses on migration and integration issues. In 2005 he received the Wolfgang-Natonek-Award from the Universit&auml;t Leipzig for outstanding achievements in his studies and for his special commitment to Universit&auml;t Leipzig. Within NEPS he contributes to pillar 4 &ldquo;Education acquisition with migration background across the life span&rdquo;. As a member of the research team led by professor Frank Kalter, he is concerned with issues of &ldquo;Ethnic resources: social networks and cultural orientations&rdquo;.