Category Archives: immigration

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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Teaching practitioners about migration: Challenges and opportunities for ASEAN

By: Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of COMPAS What can Oxford academics have to say to immigration policymakers from South East Asia? I always find it challenging speaking to practitioners, whether from the world of policy … Continue reading

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Boom and Bust: Where do migrant health professionals fit into the reforming NHS?

By: Helen McCarthy, Research Assistant Migration and the NHS It seems that in recent months the NHS has barely been out of the news. Whether it’s the privatisation of services, the impending funding crisis, or the length of waiting times … Continue reading

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