It’s no secret that receiving countries tend to favour (and actively recruit) high-skilled over low-skilled migrants in their immigration policies. Yet, these same countries often have industries that depend on or even prefer low-skilled migrants. Can you really have both? asks University of Amsterdam’s Hein de Haas.
In this episode, Hein gets real about what we must consider before supporting further restrictions on our borders, providing examples of what could be at stake.
Why do we often like migrants but not immigration? The web-based polling firm YouGov explores in this article.
This research blog article explores the impact of restrictions to migration on the economy.
This post-US election opinion piece argues that we’ve entered a post-globalisation era, with flows of capital and people slowing. If migration is the outcome of domestic and global policies, is this really the conversation we should be having?
Development economist Michael Clemens explains why today’s migration crisis is an issue of global inequality – read or watch his analysis here.
According to the executive summary of this UN report, declining populations in the industrialised world presents migration as an opportunity for economic renewal.