Forced Migration and Inequality

Forced migration and inequality

Country- and city-level factors influencing refugee integration

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.

The workshop is part of the Politics of group-based inequalities project and leads into the WIDER Development Conference on migration and mobility


Disadvantaged groups and social mobility

Theme: Inclusion

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
The politics of group-based inequalities - measurement, implications, and possibilities for change

Theme: Inclusion

Inclusion Inequality Horizontal inequality
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
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