Oceania

Oceania

Matching Systems for Refugees
The paper addresses how to match refugees — who have been approved for resettlement — to particular areas, arguing for the importance of accounting for refugee preferences. It finds that matching systems between refugees and states or local areas are emerging as one of the most promising solutions to this question. This paper describes the basics of two-sided matching theory used in a number of allocation problems, such as school choice, where both sides need to agree to the match. It then examines how these insights can be applied to refugee matching in the context of the European Union, and explores how refugee matching might work in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.

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New from IMR: Immigrant Experiences in North America, Western Europe and Australia

The fall 2016 edition of the International Migration Review (IMR) is now available online and in print through paid or institutional subscription. This edition includes a series of papers on immigrants in Western Europe, including a paper on the educational performance of immigrants in Western European countries and papers  on variables that influence anti-immigrant attitudes. Other articles explore immigrant experiences in North America and Australia, including participation in unions, educational expectations and attainment, health, and factors that help or hinder US undocumented youth in applying for temporary relief from deportation through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The edition also includes eight new book reviews which, as always, are open access (freely available) for three years from the date of publication.

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Ewald R. Engelen, Professor of Geography at the University of Amsterdam, reviews Multiculturalism in a Global Society, by Peter Kivisto. The book argues that the separation of the concepts ethnicity and nationality lead to a globalized society. It focuses on the...

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Richard Alba, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY, reviews Selecting by Origin: Ethnic Migration in the Liberal State. The book is about the selection criteria in immigration policies of liberal states. For example, states often prefer...

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Willem Maas, Associate Professor of Political Science, Public & International Affairs, Social & Political Thought, and Socio-Legal Studies at Glendon College, York University, reviews European Migration: What Do We Know? The book studies and evaluates migration in Europe since World War...

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Greta Gilbertson, Associate Professor of Sociology at Fordham University, reviews The New Americans: A Guide to Immigration since 1965. The book is a reference guide that includes chapters on immigrants from Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, the  Middle East,...

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Donald Heisel, Professor of Sociology at Fordham University, reviews Worlds Apart: The Re-Migration of South African Jews. The book is about the Litvaks– 40,000 Jews of Lithuanian and Latvian origin– who migrated to South Africa in the late 19th and...

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