Event type
Seminar

Comparative Immigration Policy Outcomes in a World of Demographic Change

November
16
,
2016
Venue
12:30-2:00 PM Room MC C2-131
Location
Washington DC
Applicable countries
United States
Event description

In the fledgling field of migration studies, we lack a rigorous system of immigration policy classification for cross-national analysis. Presenting results from a study of 31 immigration countries around the world, this study develops a new typology of migration policy design that considers demographic outcomes in democracies and non-democracies, traditional settler states, former colonizers, and emerging immigration destinations. Drawing upon original data collected in Arabian Gulf states, Singapore, China, Latin America and OECD countries, we produce a taxonomy driven by standardized immigration demographic data related to annual flows and naturalization. Our analysis reveals a clear classification of migration regimes that exhibits the interconnections between different governance approaches. We also observe the emerging “marketization” of migration, whereby states seek more temporary entry and labor migration to justify their admissions institutions to xenophobic publics

Speakers

Anna Boucher, Justin Gest

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