The global recession is having a major impact on immigrant integration. With cuts in public budgets and a rise in anti-immigrant sentiment across the Atlantic, many governments have made short-term decisions responding to the economic crisis that will have long-term implications for immigrants and the broader society.
This book by MPI's Transatlantic Council on Migration takes stock of the impact of the crisis on immigrant integration in Europe and the United States. It assesses where immigrants have lost ground, using evidence such as levels of funding for educational programs, employment rates, trends toward protectionism, public opinion, and levels of discrimination. This systematic look at where and how immigrants have been affected by the recession’s pinch allows the authors to deeply examine how governments can use the recovery period as an opportunity for more meaningful and targeted investments in integration—ones that will boost economic competitiveness and improve social cohesion.
The book concludes with a set of priorities for the integration-related investments national and local governments should be making in the coming decade.
Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Gunter Thielen
Part I: The Transatlantic Council on Migration
Council Statement: Immigrant Integration-Priorities for the Next Decade
Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Annette Heuser
Part II: Integration Policies in the Post-Recession Era
Recovering from Recession: Immigrants and Immigrant Integration in the Transatlantic Economy
Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Madeleine Sumption, and Aaron Terrazas with Carola Burkert, Stephen Loyal, and Ruth Ferrero-Turrion
Immigrant Integration in the US Labor Market: The Recession and its Aftermath
Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Aaron Terrazas
Recession in the United Kingdom: Effects on Immigrant Workers and Integration
Migration, Integration and the Labor Market after the Recession in Germany
Migration and the Recession in Spain
Ruth Ferrero Turrion
Migration and Recession in Ireland
Immigrant Students in US Schools and the Recession of 2007-2009
Aaron Terrazas, Michael Fix, and Margie McHugh
Immigrant Students in OECD Countries during a Recession-Inspired Era of Resource Constraints
The Economic Crisis and Funding for Immigrant Integration in the United States
Randy Capps and Margie McHugh with Monica Arciga, Michael Fix, and Laureen Laglagaron
Government Investment in Integration and Fiscal Uncertainty: Reactions in Europe
Elizabeth Collett and Sheena McLoughlin
Integration Programming Post Crisis: Ireland Case Study
The Relationship Between Immigration and Nativism in Europe and North America
Investing in School and Labor Market Preparedness: A Silver Lining to the Economic Crisis?
Part III: Discussion Summary, Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Transatlantic Council on Migration