Europe and Its Immigrants in the 21st Century: A New Deal or a Continuing Dialogue of the Deaf?
European policymakers are attempting to develop immigration policies that meet economic needs and promote greater competitiveness and growth —without undermining the social models so valued by their electorates. To succeed, they must take into account aging populations, high and persistent levels of overall unemployment, even higher levels of unemployment among immigrants and ethnic minorities, and sector- and location-specific labor mismatches and shortfalls.
In this volume, the Migration Policy Institute has gathered some of the leading European thinkers to offer insightful counsel and, wherever possible, solutions to Europe’s immigration challenges. The book’s contributors piece together the puzzle of a well-managed, comprehensive immigration regime, tackling issues ranging from immigration’s economic costs and benefits, to effective selection systems, citizenship, the welfare state, and integration policies that work.
The book is free to download in its entirety.
Managing International Migration Better: Principles and Perspectives for Gaining More from Migration
Demetrios G. Papademetrios
The Challenge of Integration in Europe
Integration Processes of Migrants: Research Findings and Policy Lessons
T. Alexander Aleinikoff and Patrick Weil
Building Successful Urban Policy in the New Era of Migration
Jorge Gaspar and Maria Lucinda Fonseca
Practices and Policies for Immigrant Integration in the United States
Maia Jachimowicz and Kevin O'Neil
Economics and Labor Migration
Migrants and the European Labor Market
Rainer Münz and Thomas Straubhaar
Is Immigration an Enemy of the Welfare State?
Grete Brochmann and Jon Erik Dolvik
The New Role of Migrants in the Rural Economies of Southern Europe
Future Demographic Change in Europe: The Contribution of Migration
Wolfgang Lutz and Sergei Scherbov
Selecting Economic Migrants
Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Kevin O'Neil