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The right mix of migrants to meet Germany’s needs

“In past decades, Germany has made great strides with the integration of foreigners. Those achievements must be defended prudently and balanced with the country’s demographic challenges. Indiscriminately admitting all refugees from war, including often illiterate and unskilled youths, is bound … Continue reading

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The effect of linguistic proximity on immigrants’ labor market performance

With the current increase of global mobility, immigration policy has jumped to the forefront of the political agenda. Immigration can play a central role in boosting economic growth and demographic sustainability of a destination country, but it is often feared … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Clemens on smart policy toward high-skill emigration

IZA World of Labor, the unique online resource for evidence-based policymaking, has now published over 200 articles! The author of the most recent article, Michael A. Clemens (Center for Global Development and IZA), is one of the leading scholars in … Continue reading

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From challenge to opportunity: Europe and the refugee crisis

Up until recently, many Europeans knew images of large refugee camps and desperate families trying to cross borders only from TV screens. The unprecedented influx of refugees into Europe, the largest since World War II, have made these scenes reality … Continue reading

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Color discrimination remains a big problem in the U.S. — Interview with new IZA JoLE Editor Joni Hersch

A year after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson, the U.S. is still engaged in a difficult debate about race, color and class. The debate goes beyond the question of police … Continue reading

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New textbook on the economics of immigration

The Economics of Immigration, by IZA Research Fellows Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University), Nicole B. Simpson (Colgate University) and Madeline Zavodny (Agnes Scott College), was just published by Routledge. Since this topic is high on the IZA agenda, we wanted … Continue reading

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30 years after Schengen: Freedom of movement in danger

In June 1985, European leaders met in the town of Schengen in Luxembourg. They agreed to gradually relax border controls between their countries. Today the Schengen Area comprises 26 European countries that have abolished passport checks and other types of … Continue reading

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