UN at 75: slow death or a new direction? | Annual Lecture 24
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Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
Trillions of dollars have already been spent on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no one knows what the final bill will be. Is it possible to respond to a much longer crisis – global poverty – with even a fraction of these resources? More
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite. Read more
COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
While the full socio-economic consequences remain uncertain, the pandemic’s impact on the labour market has become an issue of global concern. Read more
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Journal ArticleCompeting contexts of reception in refugee and immigrant incorporation: Vietnamese in West and East Germany
Part of Journal Special Issue Involuntary Migration, Inequality, and IntegrationIntegration International migration Refugees
Policy BriefMigration governance in the Global South
Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy. Migration is a defining feature of our time and one closely linked with processes of economic and political development...International migration Emigration and immigration Economic Policy and Good Governance
Working PaperSelf-selection of Mexican migrants in the presence of random shocks: Evidence from the Panic of 1907
Using height as a proxy for physical productivity of labour, this paper estimates the selection of Mexican migration to the United States at the beginning of the flow (1906–08), and it exploits a natural experiment of history to evaluate the im...Labour migration Self-selection International migration
BlogLessons from the resettlement of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Vietnamese forced migrants in Germany
Hiếu (pseudonym) embodies the ‘good refugee’ story. In 1979, he fled Vietnam by boat and eventually resettled in the Federal Republic of (West) Germany, as did many others ...Integration International migration Refugees
Working PaperDiaspora externalities: A view from the South
Migration decisions affect those left-behind in ways that are partly taken into account by market forces (e.g., wage effects on labour markets) and for the most part these can be seen as pure externalities...Diaspora networks International migration Development
Working PaperInvisible, successful, and divided: Vietnamese in Germany since the late 1970s
Until the 1970s, only 1000 Vietnamese lived in West and East Germany, most of them international students. West Germany, in particular, had not yet been confronted with non-European refugees...Integration International migration Refugees
Working PaperMigration impact on left-behind women’s labour participation and time-use: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan
This paper aims to study the impact of migration on labour supply and time-use of women left behind in Kyrgyzstan. Using the household survey data for 2011, labour supply is measured by occupational choices and working hours...International migration Labour supply Women
Working PaperGender inequalities among adults and children in collective households
This paper studies the distribution of resources within Albanian families in 2012 using a collective consumption model with two alternative specifications: the first enables the estimation of intrahousehold distribution of resources among male adults...Gender inequality Intrahousehold distribution Collective consumption models