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Refugees
Blog
Lessons 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
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
Is the education of local children influenced by living nearby a refugee camp?: Evidence from host communities in Rwanda

This paper studies to what extent and in what ways access to educational services and schooling outcomes of local children are influenced by the presence of a refugee camp in or around their community...

Refugees Impact of refugees Host communities
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
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
Blog
Leading economists agree: closing borders is not the answer to inequality
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Building a great big wall will not close the gap. Jorge Duenes/Reuters US President Donald Trump wants to build a wall along the US-Mexican border. Britain wants to retreat into its shell to become an isolated island state ...

Inequality immigration Refugees
Blog
How should the international community respond to migration and refugees?

In our previous blog , we looked at some of the key facts about international migration and identified a few areas that, from an economist’s perspective, need attention...

Emigration and immigration Refugees
Blog
An economist’s view on migration and refugees

Few issues have been so contentious in recent years as international migration. The refugee crisis sparked not least by the Syrian war has shown that policies governing migration are in a tangle...

Emigration and immigration Refugees
Book
Poverty, International Migration and Asylum

This book examines the economic consequences of immigration and asylum migration. It focuses on the economic consequences of legal and illegal immigration as well as placing the study of immigration in a global context...

Emigration and immigration Economic aspects (Emigration and immigration) Minorities
Book Chapter
Asylum Policy in the West: Past Trends, Future Policies

From the book: Poverty, International Migration and Asylum

Emigration and immigration Public welfare Refugees
Book Chapter
Asylum Migration: Implications for Countries of Origin

From the book: Poverty, International Migration and Asylum

Economic development Emigrant remittances Emigration and immigration
Book Chapter
Poverty, International Migration and Asylum: Introduction

From the book: Poverty, International Migration and Asylum

Emigration and immigration Economic aspects (Emigration and immigration) Minorities
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