Category Archives: emigration

Mothers’ Migration Motivations

By: Brandy Cochrane, PhD Candidate, School of Social Sciences and Researcher, Border Crossing Observatory, Monash University. This post is part of the joint blog series on ‘Gender and Migration’ co-hosted by Border Criminologies and COMPAS. Posts in this series will be published … Continue reading

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The Life of a Multiple Migrant

By: Ayumi Takenaka, Research Officer As immigration has grown in volume, so has its complexity. Today, people do not simply move once and settle. They increasingly keep on moving, twice or more, not just between their country of origin and … Continue reading

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Immigration and ‘labour market tests’: Who should be protected against whom?

By: Martin Ruhs, Associate Professor of Political Economy and Senior Researcher The great majority of labour immigration programmes (and almost all temporary labour migration programmes) in high-income countries operate “labour market tests”, which aim to ensure that employers recruit migrant workers … Continue reading

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The Upward Concentration of Chinese Emigration and the Rise of China

By: XIANG Biao, University Lecturer in Social Anthropology “Is the third wave of outmigration emptying China?” This provocative headline in the influential Southern Daily in China on 13 December 2011 reflects a topic of heated debate since the end of the … Continue reading

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The Scottish diaspora and Scottish independence

By: Rob McNeil,  Head of Media and Communications, Migration Observatory (This piece was first published as a Migration Observatory Commentary) Emigration and identity Much of the discussion around the relevance of migration and migrants to the Scottish independence debate revolves around … Continue reading

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