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The migration of talent – global inequality or global benefits?

Much of the public debate on migration centers on the skill level of migrants. While receiving countries are concerned about low-skilled labor immigration and refugee flows, emigration countries fear that high-skilled workers will increasingly leave the country. Global migration flows … Continue reading

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Immigrants’ enclaves – stepping stones or stumbling blocks for integration?

Immigrants typically do not settle evenly across the countries in which they move. Rather, they tend to cluster in particular neighborhoods. In public discourse these ethnic enclaves are often seen as an inhibitor to societal and labor market integration. Statistics … Continue reading

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Against xenophobia and national barriers – in light of the refugee crisis in Europe

European leaders have failed to devise any short-term solutions to address the underlying drivers forcing refugees to flee Africa and the Middle East, pushing some policy makers and sections of the public to press for closing borders and raising fences … Continue reading

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Countries benefit from legalizing undocumented immigrants

A new article published on IZA World of Labor finds that legalizing illegal immigrants can boost tax revenues, prevent worker exploitation, reduce crime, and support national security. Millions of migrants cross borders without authorization each year. The global stock of … 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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How to attract skilled immigrants: What can Germany learn from Australia?

There is a hot public debate in Germany about whether we need an immigration law and a points system to attract and select high-skilled migrants. Canada is often referred to as a potential role model, but it is also worth … Continue reading

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