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Prioritizing Integration

November 2010

Prioritizing Integration

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36,00 EUR
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29,99 EUR
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Migration Policy Institute, Bertelsmann Stiftung

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.

Table of Contents 


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

Madeleine Sumption  

Migration, Integration and the Labor Market after the Recession in Germany

Carola Burkert

Migration and the Recession in Spain

Ruth Ferrero Turrion

Migration and Recession in Ireland

Steven Loyal

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

Miho Taguma

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

Sheena McLoughlin

The Relationship Between Immigration and Nativism in Europe and North America

Cas Mudde

Investing in School and Labor Market Preparedness: A Silver Lining to the Economic Crisis?

Maurice Crul

Part III: Discussion Summary, Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Transatlantic Council on Migration