Policy Briefs


  • 20-September-2016

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    Migration policy debates 12 - Are there alternative pathways for refugees?

    This edition presents an overview of some “alternative pathways” that could help take the pressure off the main traditional pathways for refugees in general and assesses their potential application for Syrians in particular. Overall, these alternatives can help provide safe channels and good integration prospects to refugees who might otherwise be tempted to risk their fate with smugglers and illegal border crossing.

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  • 20-September-2016

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    Migration policy debates 11 - Why is migration increasing in the Americas?

    This edition of Migration Policy Debates presents updated information on international migration in the Americas up to 2014 as well as on labour market outcomes of emigrants originating from the hemisphere. It also summarises available evidence on the emigration of doctors and nurses from the region.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Addressing Migration Challenges beyond the Current Humanitarian Crisis

    In the last 25 years Greece turned from an emigration to an immigration country. Today the country is faced with an unprecedented humanitarian crisis with the arrival of close to 950,000 people between January 2015 and February 2016.

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  • 18-December-2015

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    Can we put an end to human smuggling?

    This edition of Migration Policy Debates scrutinises the factors that facilitate human trafficking, as well as the smuggling routes to OECD countries. It synthesises available evidence and reviews existing policy tools for tackling such crime.

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  • 22-September-2015

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    Is this humanitarian migration crisis different?

    The current humanitarian crisis is unprecedented with an appalling and unacceptable human cost. This issue of Migration Policy Debates looks at the most recent developments in the humanitarian migration crisis and what makes this crisis different from previous ones.

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  • 22-September-2015

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    Migration Policy Debates

    This series offers a comprehensive overview of latest developments in policies that deal with migration management and integration.

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  • 1-September-2015

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    "Is school (still) one of the main routes of integration in France?" (in French only)

    This edition of the Migration Policy Debates looks at the capacity of the French educational system to integrate the most disadvantaged pupils and namely the foreign-born children or the offspring of foreign-born parents.

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  • 31-August-2015

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    "Is the United States still the land of opportunities for migrants?"

    It is often said that the United States is a nation of immigrants. Is the US still the best place to settle in?

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  • 31-March-2015

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    Sweden Policy Brief: Promoting Labour Market Integration among Sweden's Migrant Population

    Much thought has gone into the design of migrant integration policy in recent years, but migrants’ labour market outcomes continue to lag behind those of other Swedes, notably because of low educational attainment and literacy proficiency.

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  • 1-December-2014

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    "Who should be admitted as a labour migrant?"

    This fourth edition of Migration Policy Debates looks at the latest developments in policies for managing labour migration and at how they can evolve to meet the complexities of today’s migration landscape.

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