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Blog
Young Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in the UK: Does more education mean better futures?

Education is my freedom ... if I have my education, everything is still possible for me in the future. Mohammed grinned, and looked down at his newly acquired university student card...

Migration Refugees Youth
Blog
Successfully integrating refugee populations: What can we learn from the experience of Vietnamese Americans?

Policy makers should see integration and upward mobility, and not simply placement and survival, as goals of resettlement of refugees...

Migration Refugees Integration
Working Paper
The impact of educational achievement on the integration and wellbeing of Afghan refugee youth in the UK

Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK...

Migration Refugees Youth
Working Paper
Economic integration of Afghan refugees in the US, 1980–2015

Using 1990 5% Census and American Community Survey data, we examine the economic integration of Afghan refugees to the US, focusing on employment rates and income levels...

economic capital cultural capital Integration
Working Paper
Settling in motion: Nyasa clandestine migration through Southern Rhodesia into the Union of South Africa: 1920s – 1950s

Illegal African migration into South Africa is not uniquely a post-apartheid phenomenon. It has its antecedents in the colonial/apartheid period...

Migration WNLA Archival
Working Paper
Following in their footsteps: an analysis of the impact of successive migration on rural household welfare in Ghana

The decision to migrate is often influenced by the experience of earlier migrants from one’s household. Earlier migrants provide information on likely opportunities and potential risks and can offer support at destination to later migrants...

Migration Ghana Asset index
Working Paper
Invisible, 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 Paper
Involuntary migration, context of reception, and social mobility: The case of Vietnamese refugee resettlement in the United States

In this study, we examine the Vietnamese population of the United States as a case study in the integration of a refugee group in a host country. We approach this case in three parts...

Refugees Involuntary migration Boat people
Working Paper
Fiscal pressure of migration & horizontal fiscal inequality: Evidence from Indian experience

This paper examines the patterns and trends in inter-state migration across Indian states and observes that migration is affected by demographic profile as well as the fiscal profile of states...

Migration Inequality Demography
Working Paper
The integration of Vietnamese refugees in London and the UK: Fragmentation, complexity, and ‘in/visibility’

The Vietnamese refugee experience in the UK has been characteristically different from the broader international flows of Vietnamese ‘boat people’ to the West...

First- and second-generation Intra-ethnic divisions Invisivility UK
Blog
A WIDER perspective on migration

While many WIDER Development Conferences emerge from ongoing projects, our latest conference in October — ‘ Migration and mobility: New frontiers for research and policy ’ — offered a different opportunity: to focus attention ...

Migration Refugees
Working Paper
Settlement and labour force outcomes for Afghan immigrants and their children in Canada

Past research suggests that Afghan immigrants and their children face challenges in settlement, stemming from the impact of displacement, language barriers, poor health, limited education, limited knowledge of or access to services, and discriminatio...

Afghan immigrants Canada Labour force participation
Working Paper
The resettlement of Vietnamese refugees across Canada over three decades

Welcoming 60,000 Southeast Asian refugees in the 1979–80 period has become a celebrated part of Canada’s history, but the eventual integration of these refugees into Canadian society has received insufficient attention...

Canada Earnings Economic integration
Conference
Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID Migration and mobility - new frontiers for research and policy
5 October 20176 October 2017
ISSER Conference Hall, P.O Box LG 74 Legon-Accra, Botanical Gardens Rd, Accra, Ghana
Past event
Working Paper
Does migration affect education of girls and young women in Tajikistan?

We study how migration affects education of girls in Tajikistan—the poorest post-Soviet state and one of the most remittance-dependent economies in the world...

Female empowerment Girls' education Migration
Working Paper
Migration and the autonomy of women left behind

This paper investigates the impact of migration of male household heads on the autonomy of their spouses...

Migration women empowerment female autonomy
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