Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Light of Evidence 3: Continuing the policy debate

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher COMPAS’s original brief was to conduct research that provided new evidence, challenged assumptions, developed theory, and informed policy and public debate in the migration field: this remains true today. Our work has explored changing … Continue reading

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Hard Evidence: are migrants good for the economy?

By: Carlos Vargas Silva, Senior Researcher, Migration Observatory (This blog was first published by The Conversation on 19 August 2014) Two studies about the impact of migration on the UK economy have been published which – if media reports are to believed – appear … Continue reading

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Sticking plaster solutions? City-level responses to destitute migrant families

By: Jonathan Price, Research Officer Laws and policies framing the entitlements of migrants to welfare benefits lie at the intersection of two of Europe’s most contentious contemporary public debates: immigration and welfare. These often tense and emotive debates are the subject … Continue reading

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The course of true love never did run smooth

By: Melanie Griffiths, Research Associate, University of Bristol and COMPAS alumni Migration scholars have traditionally neglected the intimate and family realms, an omission that has been blamed on an enduring assumption that (initial) migrants are single men, moving for labour purposes. … Continue reading

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