UNU-WIDER will hold a project workshop, ‘Forced migration and inequality: country- and city-level factors influencing refugee integration’, on 4 October 2017 in Accra, Ghana. The event brings together researchers to discuss work-in-progress, and consider collective findings relevant to current policy discussions and literature on migration, multiculturalism, ethnic politics, and horizontal inequality.
Drawing on multiple comparative cases and diverse disciplinary perspectives, the workshop will ask, for example, what are the key factors that have contributed to inequality of socioeconomic outcomes and opportunities for refugees as compared to host country populations? In particular, it builds on comparative analysis of two contemporary refugee populations — Vietnamese and Afghans, both of whom began migrating in numbers in the late 1970s — and their integration in four countries — Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
ProjectDisadvantaged groups and social mobility
This project has three main objectives in line with UNU-WIDER’s tradition in the area of inclusion and horizontal inequality: (1) to shed further light on the extent to which inequalities run along ethnic, gender, and other communal lines; (2...Disadvantaged groups Social mobility Group-based inequality
ProjectThe politics of group-based inequalities - measurement, implications, and possibilities for change
Theme: InclusionInclusion Inequality Horizontal inequality