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Feeling threatened by immigrants in your neighbourhood?

Keywords: attitudes to immigrants, neighbourhood, community, defended neighbourhoods, Netherlands   Didier Ruedin (https://druedin.com/), Sjoerdje van Heerden   Using panel data on attitudes to immigrants in the Netherlands, we set out to test the so-called ‘defended neighbourhood’ thesis, a derivative of the ethnic-threat perspective. This statistical analysis, part of a research project funded by the Swiss […]

The impact of foreign aid on migration revisited

With the refugee crisis and the arrival of thousands of migrants on the Southern European coasts, there’s a growing pressure on the European Commission and the most affected EU member states to find a quick way to effectively manage (and stem) migration flows. And many see foreign aid as an essential part of the solution. […]

Gender, origin and destination: new evidence on migrants’ integration in the EU

For the first time in the history, EU countries are all confronted with immigration and – to a different extent – with integration challenges. The economic integration of immigrants is crucial for several reasons. Increasing migrants’ employment supports social cohesion mechanisms by diminishing the risk they use the welfare state more than the local population. […]

A Double Exclusion: Protection Gaps for Unaccompanied Minors in the EU

The best-interest-of-the-child principle is the cornerstone of several legal and policy instruments adopted by EU Member States both at the national and the EU level. However, when it comes to unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Europe, EU Member States shirk the obligations that they signed up to in the UN Convention on the Rights of […]

Do immigrants overestimate wages abroad? New research evidence

“I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, found out three things: First, the streets weren’t paved with gold; second, they weren’t paved at all: and third, I was expected to pave them”. Anonymous Italian immigrant in Ellis Island, New York in early 1900s Anecdotal evidence […]