Rising to the Challenge: Improving the Asylum Procedure in Iceland
UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe, in collaboration with the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration, present this report on the Lean Quality Initiative, undertaken by UNHCR to review and present recommendations aimed at enhancing the efficiency and quality of the first instance asylum procedure in Iceland. The initiative has been a joint and inclusive process to map core outstanding issues.
Closer to the Truth: DNA profiling for family reunification and the rationales of immigration policy in Finland - llpo, Tapaninen
DNA profiling is used to verify the claimed parentage of immigrants who apply for family reunification in at least 20 industrialised countries. Finland was one of the pioneers in the adoption of the technology. While laboratory practices are relatively similar, there are considerable differences between countries in the ways DNA profiling is used in decision-making. In this article, DNA testing is studied in the context of the Finnish migration regime in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Nordic migration and integration research: Overview and future prospects - Pyrhönen, Leinonen, Martikainen
This policy paper gives an overview of the current state of Nordic migration and integration research. It maps the existing migration and integration research infrastructure, points out gaps in the current research field and presents perspectives on developing Nordic added value.
Dealing with the Refugee Crisis: Policy Lessons from Economics and Political Science - Sarvimäki
This paper aims to help addressing these challenges by providing a review of the relevant economics and political science research on immigration and integration of refugees and asylum seekers. We start with an overview of the 2015 "refugee protection crisis", where we document the differences and similarities in context that European countries face regarding asylum seekers, discuss what kind of asylum policies European citizens prefer, and highlight recent policy changes by European governments. Throughout, we will focus on Finland and contrast the Finnish experience with those of the other European countries.
Country Reports Nordic Region - A brief overview about the Nordic countries on population, the proportion of foreign born and asylum seekers
Over the course of the last few decades the Nordic countries have changed radically. Since 1990 the population of the Nordic region has grown by 15 percent. Two thirds of the growth of the population is a result of net-immigration, i.e. the difference between immigration and emigration. All together 2.9 million people have moved to live to the Nordic countries over the last decade. This is a brief overview aimed at providing basic information for each country: on population, the proportion of foreign-born and asylum seekers.
Exchange of Information in Cases of Trafficking in Human Beings: An Inter-Nordic Analysis
This report covers the findings of a project that uncovers which potentially human trafficking-related information is processed by a number of public authorities across five Nordic countries in their daily case processing and how this information is exchanged between the participating public authorities and the police. Based on this, a short good practice guide is developed and distributed to relevant public authorities.
Access to General Social Protection for Immigrants in Advanced Democracies - Schmitt, Teney
While research mainly focuses on immigrant-specific policies in the area of immigration, integration and citizenship, we still know very little on the incorporation of immigrants in mainstream social policies. By analyzing cross-national differences in the inclusion of immigrants to general social protection across 27 rich democracies we are seeking to address this gap in a quantitative study.
Predicting the rise of right-wing populism in response to unbalanced immigration - Podobnik, Jusup, Stanley
Among the central tenets of globalization is free migration of labor. Although much has been written about its benefits, little is known about the limitations of globalization, including how immigration affects the anti-globalist sentiment. Analyzing polls data, we find that over the last three years in a group of EU countries affected by the recent migrant crisis, the percentage of right-wing (RW) populist voters in a given country depends on the prevalence of immigrants in this country's population and the total immigration inflow into the entire EU.
Refugee children have fewer contacts to psychiatric healthcare services: an analysis of a subset of refugee children compared to Danish-born peers - Barghadouch, Kristiansen, Smith et al.
Refugee children used fewer psychiatric healthcare services than Danish-born children. This may indicate that refugee children experience barriers in accessing psychiatric healthcare systems and do not receive adequate assessment of their mental health and subsequent referral to specialist services. This study compared 24,427 refugee children from Asia, The Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and former Yugoslavia, who obtained residency in Denmark between 1 Jan 1993 and 31 Dec 2010 with 146,562 Danish-born children, matched 1:6 on age and sex.
OECD - Perspectives on Global Development 2017
The report presents an overview of the shifting of economic activity to developing countries and examines whether this shift has led to an increase in international migration towards developing countries. The report focuses on the latest data on migration between 1995 and 2015, and uses a new three-way categorisation of countries. It describes the recent evolution of migration overall as well as by groups of countries according to their growth performance.
Marriage Migration and Multicultural Relationships - Kirjoittaja, Heikkilä, Rauhut
This edited book aims to deliver more information and a greater understanding of how dynamic multicultural marriages are in different societies around the world. The book includes chapters that look at the phenomenon globally but also provide views at the national and local levels.
The integration and protection of immigrants : Canadian and Scandinavian critiques - Aerschot, Daenzer
In Scandinavian countries immigration is a sensitive issue and legislators' approach to the questions it has raised has varied over the years. Whatever immigrant and integration policies are adopted in a democratic society, it is clear that the legislation and the authorities have to ensure that the individual rights of the immigrants residing in its territory are respected. With Canada as a point of reference, this book draws attention to weaknesses in the regulation and implementation of integration provisions threatening the immigrants' individual rights in the EU member states of Denmark, Finland and Sweden.