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Sara Staedicke is a Communications Coordinator at the Migration Policy Institute, where she works on publication layout and design, multimedia production, website and database maintenance, and media tracking.
Previously, she supported communications activities as an intern at MPI and the Center for Migration Studies of New York. She also interned at the International Organization for Migration’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, where her work focused on project development and gender equality. She has studied and interned in China and Thailand.
Ms. Staedicke holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in geography and East Asian studies from Mount Holyoke College.
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With many countries in East Asia facing unfavorable demographic shifts in the form of aging populations, low fertility, and shrinking workforces, governments in 2016 continued to explore immigration as a potential policy solution. However, a tradition of cultural homogeneity and wariness among publics about increased immigration is leading policymakers to test the waters with very small steps.