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  1. This paper outlines the methodology of DEMIG POLICY, a new database tracking around 6,000 migration policy changes in 45 countries between 1945 and 2014. The article conceptualizes the notion of migration poli...

    Authors: Hein de Haas, Katharina Natter and Simona Vezzoli

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:15

    Content type: Original Article

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  2. European societies are currently facing serious challenges in responding to a large and growing demand of long-term care services. To a varying, but overall substantial, extent this increasing demand is satisf...

    Authors: Ester Salis

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2040519

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  3. The international migration of physicians is considered an effective response to ageing societies. However, the international recruitment of physicians may be challenged by the protectionist rationale of the m...

    Authors: Claudia Finotelli

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2040493

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  4. While a number of studies explored the demographic and human capital attributes affecting migrant socio-economic assimilation, less is known about the role of immigration status on entry. In particular, little...

    Authors: Alessio Cangiano

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2040417

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  5. Considerations about return are a persistent dimension of identity work in migrant populations. The question of where and what constitutes ‘home’ for migrants is central to understanding processes of integrati...

    Authors: Marta Bivand Erdal

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2030361

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  6. Studies aimed at understanding different post-return experiences point at various factors that are involved. In this article, we show the importance of striving for a contextualized understanding of post-retur...

    Authors: Masja van Meeteren, Godfried Engbersen, Erik Snel and Marije Faber

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2030335

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  7. This paper examines transnationalism across migrant generational statuses in three urban centers. The objective of this study is to explore how immigrant integration influences the maintenance of social and ec...

    Authors: Ernesto Castañeda, Maria Cristina Morales and Olga Ochoa

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2030305

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  8. This paper challenges the assimilationist assumption that suggests migrants cannot be simultaneously embedded in multiple societies. Based on survey data collected among Afghan, Burundian, Ethiopian and Morocc...

    Authors: Özge Bilgili

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2030283

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  9. Studying transnational behaviour, i.e. interactions between the sending and receiving countries of international migrants, is especially interesting for refugees given their migration motive and history. Due t...

    Authors: Linda Bakker, Godfried Engbersen and Jaco Dagevos

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2030261

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  10. This paper compares the transition from school to work among Mexican-origin youth in the United States and North African-origin youth in France relative to the native-majority youth with similar low-level cred...

    Authors: Amy Lutz, Yaël Brinbaum and Dalia Abdelhady

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2020227

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  11. The article examines the evolution of concepts of solidarity and trust in the Common European Asylum System by analysing the legislative and judicial development of the Dublin system of intra-EU transfers of a...

    Authors: Valsamis Mitsilegas

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2020181

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  12. The conflictive targets of achieving security for itself, and assuring basic human rights for irregular migrants, have led to paradox EU migration policies. The increasing perception of (uncontrolled) immigrat...

    Authors: Jan Claudius Völkel

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2020151

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  13. This paper seeks to unpack and explain the relationship between the emergency rhetoric used by Italian politicians and the policies implemented in Italy in response to the influx of irregular migrants from Nor...

    Authors: Emanuela Paoletti

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2020127

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  14. During the last decade, Canada’s immigration and citizenship policies have been radically transformed. Hardly any aspect has been left untouched. That humanitarian migration has also been restricted and transf...

    Authors: Dagmar Soennecken

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2010101

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  15. This comparison of Canada and Germany focuses on a particular dimension of these countries’ respective approaches to governing migration and integration. It is guided by a key conceptual assumption: Cities and...

    Authors: Oliver Schmidtke

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2010077

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  16. Not only but particularly in terms of labor migration policy Germany and Canada are widely perceived as being situated at opposite ends of the spectrum. Whereas Canada has for a long time been enjoying a reput...

    Authors: Holger Kolb

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2010057

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  17. If migration studies in the 1990s were marked by the predominance of the “national models” approach, the early 2000s have seen an increasing rebuttal to this approach. This paper contributes to the debate by e...

    Authors: Elke Winter

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2010029

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  18. In the context of immigration and settlement, Canada and Germany are often portrayed as opposites: Canada represents a settler society and Germany an ethnic nation. The different approaches and attitudes of th...

    Authors: Harald Bauder

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 2:2010009

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  19. The development of cooperation on asylum and migration matters in the European Union (EU) has often been explained as the result of ‘venue-shopping’, that is, the move by national policy-makers to a new EU pol...

    Authors: Christian Kaunert, Sarah Léonard and Ulrike Hoffmann

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 1:1010179

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  20. In public debates over multiculturalism in Europe, Islamic values and ways of life are commonly represented as incompatible with Western rights and liberties. Against this background, Muslim minorities have de...

    Authors: Karen Phalet, Mieke Maliepaard, Fenella Fleischmann and Derya Güngör

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 1:1010123

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  21. Are unequal societies more migratory? The position of this paper is: not necessarily, it depends on the type of inequality. By proposing horizontal and vertical inequality between and within ethnic groups as s...

    Authors: Mathias Czaika

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 1:1010097

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  22. Set within the growing literature on migration and development, this paper has two interlinked objectives. First, it examines remittances, a key element of the migration-development nexus, from a gendered pers...

    Authors: Russell King, Diana Mata-Codesal and Julie Vullnetari

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 1:1010069

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  23. In recent decades millions of people have migrated to the democracies of North America and Western Europe. Some of these immigrants have become citizens of their new homelands, while others remain foreign resi...

    Authors: Alex Street

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 1:1010023

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  24. The paper presents and critically discusses the different types of comparison developed in migration studies with a special attention to European literature. It then identifies missing topics and issues to be ...

    Authors: Marco Martiniello

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 1:1010007

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  25. Recent literature has emphasised the importance of family involvement within immigrant families in determining their children’s educational pathways. On the one hand, the focus on family involvement and the tr...

    Authors: Philipp Schnell, Rosita Fibbi, Maurice Crul and Martha Montero-Sieburth

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:14

    Content type: Editorial

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  26. This study is based on 86 in-depth interviews with second-generation people of Turkish and Moroccan background in the Netherlands who have achieved upward educational mobility. We used an inductive approach to...

    Authors: Sara Rezai, Maurice Crul, Sabine Severiens and Elif Keskiner

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:12

    Content type: Original article

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  27. Streaming into educational tracks forms a turning point in the school careers of young people living in the Netherlands and in France. Yet the two countries differ from each other with regards to tracking cond...

    Authors: Elif Keskiner

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:9

    Content type: Original article

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  28. Traditionally, there are two contrasting views on the way states can use naturalisation and immigrants’ rights policies to set out their broader agenda of immigrant integration. First, citizenship acquisition ...

    Authors: Thomas Huddleston and Maarten P Vink

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:8

    Content type: Original article

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  29. The article compares the explanatory power of assimilationist and transnational frameworks with a historically informed generation (historical cohort) thesis that addresses the long-term cross-border impact of...

    Authors: Zoua M Vang and Susan E Eckstein

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:6

    Content type: Original article

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  30. This paper revisits the comparative approach used by Penninx and Roosblad (Trade Unions, Immigration and Immigrants in Europe, 1960-1993. New York: Berghahn Books) to study trade unions’ attitudes and actions ...

    Authors: Stefania Marino, Rinus Penninx and Judith Roosblad

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:1

    Content type: Original Article

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