The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) is a unique tool which measures integration policies in 56 countries across 8 policy areas. It provides up-to-date, comprehensive research data and analysis on which to base policies, proposals for change and projects.
Here are some of this months publications that cite MIPEX:
- In a new study citing the Migrant Integration Policy Index, researchers Giacomo Solano , Samuel David Schmid and Marc Helbling suggests that migrant integration policies have become more liberal overall in 36 EU and OECD countries between 2010-2019, with some exceptions. This includes an extension of migrants’ rights, but unfortunately, long-term settlement has been limited. The research also discovered that integration policies are becoming more similar in some ways, but not all policies are changing at the same rate. It’s important to note that the idea that migrant integration policies have become more restrictive because of crises, is not true.
- Merlin Schaeffer & Judith Kas, cites MIPEX in identifying what is called the “integration paradox”. Highlighting that even when immigrants and their children do well in school and work, they still experience more discrimination. The study suggests that getting a good education, which usually helps people integrate better, can actually increase their likelihood to encounter exclusion and difficulty in social mobility. This is especially the case for immigrants who stand out and in countries with a more open socio-political context, but we still need to learn more about why it happens.
- In a study by Carlos Palomo Lario, in which he cites MIPEX, it is found that university expectations differ between native students and those whose parents are immigrants. It considers three factors: the context of immigration reception, labour market segmentation, and education systems. In countries where immigrants are more welcomed, children of immigrants tend to have a better advantage in their university expectations. When schools separate students into different tracks, like vocational or general education, this advantage becomes less, especially for vocational track students. Further, there is not a strong connection between job opportunities and the gap in university expectations.