Migration and Citizenship

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Leveraging the Power of Place: A Data-Driven Decision Helper to Improve the Location Decisions of Economic Immigrants

August 2020

A growing number of countries have established programs to attract immigrants who can contribute to their economy.

The effect of citizenship on the long-term earnings of marginalized immigrants: Quasi-experimental evidence from Switzerland

December 2019

We provide evidence that citizenship catalyzes the long-term economic integration of immigrants.

In Search of Opportunity and Community: The Secondary Migration of Refugees in the United States

October 2019

Each year the United States resettles thousands of refugees in pre-determined locations across the country. However, refugees are free to relocate upon arrival.

Standardizing the fee-waiver application increased naturalization rates of low-income immigrants

August 2019

The problem of low naturalization rates in the United States has entered policymakers’ agendas in light of the societal gains associated with citizenship and an increasing number of foreign-born...

A low-cost information nudge increases citizenship application rates among low-income immigrants

April 2019

We show that an information nudge increased the rate of American citizenship applications among low-income immigrants eligible for a federal fee waiver.

Chinese Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance

December 2018

For three and a half decades following the end of the Maoist era, China adhered to Deng Xiaoping’s policies of “reform and opening to the outside world” and “peaceful development.” After Deng...

The long-term impact of employment bans on the economic integration of refugees

September 2018

Many European countries impose employment bans that prevent asylum seekers from entering the local labor market for a certain waiting period upon arrival.

Determinants of refugee naturalization in the United States

September 2018

The United States operates the world’s largest refugee resettlement program.

From Brain Drain to Brain Circulation and Linkage

February 2018

The development community has increased its focus on higher education over the past two decades, recognizing that education can contribute to building up a country’s capacity for participation in...

‘Sons of the soil’: A model of assimilation and population control

November 2017

We model the cultural outcomes of ‘sons of the soil’ conflicts.

To the New World and Back Again: Return Migrants in the Age of Mass Migration

August 2017

The authors compile large data sets from Norwegian and US historical censuses to study return migration during the Age of Mass Migration (1850–1913).

Europeans support a proportional allocation of asylum seekers

June 2017

What type of common asylum regime would Europeans support?

Aristotelian Equality and International Cooperation: Europeans Prefer a Proportional Asylum Regime

September 2016

What type of asylum regime do European citizens support?

When lives are put on hold: Lengthy asylum processes decrease employment among refugees

August 2016

European governments are struggling with the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, but there exists little evidence regarding how the management of the asylum process affects the subsequent...

Cultural Assimilation during the Age of Mass Migration

July 2016

Using two million census records, we document cultural assimilation during the Age of Mass Migration, a formative period in US history.

Migration and Integration: New Models for Mobility and Coexistence

January 2016

Globalization has led to new forms, and dynamics, of migration and mobility.

Global Talent: Skilled Labor as Social Capital in Korea

March 2015

Global Talent seeks to examine the utility of skilled foreigners beyond their human capital value by focusing on their social capital potential, especially their role as transnational bridges...

Have the poor always been less likely to migrate? Evidence from inheritance practices during the Age of Mass Migration

May 2013

Using novel data on 50,000 Norwegian men, we study the effect of wealth on the probability of internal or international migration during the Age of Mass Migration (1850–1913), a time when the US...

People

Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Betsy Cooper Betsy Cooper Affiliate
Kasumi Yamashita Kasumi Yamashita Instructor