(Last) Call for Papers: Discrimination as a driver of migration-related inequalities

Deadline closing soon: We have a call for papers open for next year’s IMISCOE conference on “migration and inequalities” (Warsaw, 3-6 July 2023). We propose another set of panels on “discrimination as a driver of migration-related inequalities”.

Deadline: 25 November 2022

Submissions: online form

Full call here:

Call for Papers: Discrimination as a driver of migration-related inequalities

It’s this time of the year: a call for papers for next year’s IMISCOE conference on “migration and inequalities” (Warsaw, 3-6 July 2023). We propose another set of panels on “discrimination as a driver of migration-related inequalities”.

Deadline: 25 November 2022

Submissions: online form

Full call here:

Call for Papers: Migrants’ skills wastage in the labor market: a multidisciplinary approach for policy formation

The call for our special issue on brain waste is now official: https://www.springer.com/journal/11205/updates/20219924

Deadline for submissions is 31 July 2022

The topic of migrants’ skills wastage has generated a sizable but scattered body of research spanning economics, demography, sociology, law, and other social sciences over the past few years (Griesshaber and Seibel 2015; Flisi et al. 2017; Leuven and Oosterbek 2011; Pecoraro 2014; Capsada-Munsech 2017; Klink 2008; Zhou et al. 2016). While the topic is interdisciplinary by nature, recent work has been disciplinary, generating field-specific hypotheses, data, methods and applications, to the detriment of interdisciplinary links and policy debate. The risk of continuing on the current trend is that specialist disciplinary lines will not only progressively depleting the benefit of informing and generating new knowledge by studying an effectively interdisciplinary phenomenon but generate policy recommendations that only cater for a partial aspect of the problem. In an extreme scenario, they risk becoming irrelevant.

The objective of this special issue is to produce a reference resource which consolidates the existing research body, summarises key insights across several disciplines, and provide a firm foundation for continued interdisciplinary dialogue aimed at unifying knowledge for policy debate and policy formulation.

Specifically with this call for papers, we seek to consolidate research findings from different disciplines on migrants’ skills wastage. This includes the study of topics such as over-education, the international transferability of human capital, statistical or outright discrimination in the labour market and within firms, migration policy, and methodological approaches addressing the self-selection that characterises the choice to migrate and enter the labour market of the host country.

At the same time, we seek novel approaches that unite different perspectives and allow a continuation of interdisciplinary research on the topic, with the objective of providing clear information for policy use. Examples could include, but no be limited to, topics such as the spatial dimensions associated with the under-use of human capital, inter-generational and household effects of experiencing skills under-use (especially educational choices of children whose parents experience skills mismatches), the development of new databases, methodologies or variables, and migration policy considerations from both sending and receiving countries with across regions within a country.

Submission portal: www.editorialmanager.com/soci Submission deadline: July 31, 2022

Guest-editors:
Zhiming Cheng
Wei Guo
Marco Pecoraro
Didier Ruedin
Massimiliano Tani

5th Neuchâtel Graduate Conference, 7-8 July 2022

The call for the 5th edition of the Neuchâtel Graduate Conference for migration and mobility studies is out now! It will take place from 7 to 8 July 2022 as a hybrid event, with the physical element at the University of Neuchâtel. This year’s topic is “Tensions in Migration and Mobility” and the deadline for abstract submission is 31 March 2022.

Call: https://nccr-onthemove.ch/wp_live14/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022_Neuchatel-Graduate-Conference_Call_final.pdf