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Migration and Integration

This year, Population Europe will be travelling to Austin, Texas to participate in the Population Association of America's annual conference. We will be there to meet with members of our network, learn about the ongoing research happening in the field of demography, and, most importantly, to help keep people updated with what is going on at the conference through our tweets. [...]
How can the European Union become more attractive for talented professionals looking for job opportunities worldwide? Can EU-level action support employers, private and public stakeholders in each Member State to better leverage international recruitment into the Single Market? This report presents a new overview of the obstacles that continue to hamper the attraction and recruitment of skills from outside Europe, and discusses the role of both public and private initiatives to help overcome these barriers. [...]
Population Europe welcomes the Population Studies Group (PSG) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as the 33rd partner in the Network of Europe's leading demographic research centres. [...]
Population Europe is delighted to announce that two of our partner institutes will be the home of outstanding projects financed by the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant.  Melinda Mills (University of Oxford) has received an ERC Advanced Grant for her project on "Chronotype, health and family: The role of biology, socio- and natural environment and their interaction", and Hill Kulu (University of St Andrews) for his project on "Migrant Life. Understanding Life Trajectories of Immigrants and Their Descendants in Europe and Projecting Future". [...]
By Sol Pía Juárez
Restrictive policies including those pertaining to temporary visas, detention and reduced access to welfare support are linked to a greater risk of poor general and mental health, as well as mortality among migrants, relative to native populations and migrants that did not experience such restrictions. These findings are highlighted in a recent review in The Lancet Global Health.   [...]
The study of the personal ideal family size of immigrants has a promising and so far underdeveloped potential to disclose the relationship between migration and fertility. Despite its importance, research rarely approached the role of the personal ideal family size for international migrants in the current debate on fertility and migration in the European context. The study of migrants’ ideal family size has the potential to shed light on fertility norms without the interference of economic conditions and migration-related disruptive phenomena. [...]
Migration is of growing concern in the European countries. Each year, around 11 million EU citizens of working age migrate within Europe, in addition to the ones coming from non-European countries. Due to political unrest and conflicts around the globe, refugee migration into Europe has also increased substantially in recent years, bringing the Dublin asylum regulations to a breaking point. Labour migration (both within and from outside Europe) and refugee migration challenge us to reconsider how to organize the welfare state. Are European countries prepared to change social policies? [...]
The Economics Department is organising two workshops on "Migration and Mobility: Research findings, policy and impact" at the University of Glasgow in June 2019. The aim of the workshops is to bring together novel research on international and internal migration. The Research Workshop takes place on 10-11 June 2019, followedby a PhD Workshop on 12 June 2019. While participants may attend the individual workshops, we welcome anybody interested to stay for both events. [...]
A buzzword or a standard for migration governance?
Key messages: ‘Vulnerability’ is increasingly becoming a commonly used term within the legal and policy discourse on asylum and migration. It serves as a tool that guides the implementation of legal and policy frameworks in a way that addresses specific needs and prevents the emergence of new ones. ‘Vulnerability’ has the advantage of contextualizing migration policy, since it draws attention to the concrete experiences lived by migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.  [...]
How can we deal with migration to Germany today? What responsibilities should we assign to our state and society regarding migrants not protected under the refugee convention? Chaired by Reinhard Merkel and Julian Nida-Rümelin, we will discuss normative criteria that may guide answers to these questions from a juridical and philosophical perspective. [...]

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