On 1-2 March 2018, Centre of Migration Research (University of Warsaw), organizes a spring conference on migration and labour market; patterns and challenges of immigrants’ labour market incorporation in contemporary Europe. 

Economic integration of immigrants is commonly presented as one of key preconditions for successful integration in other spheres (social integration in particular). Nonetheless, it remains unclear how we should define – and understand – integration in economic sense: as unrestricted access of immigrants to the labour market and employment (Penninx 1990), as an ability to obtain an identical or similar position on the labour to the representatives of the receiving society (Barrett and Duffy 2007; Ager and Strang 2008) or simply as successful labour market incorporation. Additionally, most of the theoretical concepts and empirical studies focus on the American or Western European model of immigration (and integration) and do not necessarily address such issues as particularities of temporary migration or the role of migration policies in various phases of the migration transition (Arango 2012).

Against this background we invite papers that address, discuss and challenge:

  • the existing theoretical and conceptual views on economic integration of migrants considering importance of temporary migration, position of a given country in the migration cycle or tension between opportunities and aspirations 
    (structure and agency);
  • immigrants’ socio-economic integration / assimilation/ labour market incorporation;
  • links between various spheres of integration;
  • the role of various forms of capital (e.g. social, cultural, economic) in immigrants’ economic performance;
  • the importance of migration policies in shaping socio-economic integration.

The following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation in the conference: Professor Alan Barrett (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin), Professor Costanza Biavaschi (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Professor Stephen Drinkwater (University of Roehampton, London), Dr. Thomas Liebig (OECD).

The conference aims to offer a platform for exchange and discussion on economic aspects of international migration, integration and cohesion in contemporary societies.

 

Submissions

There is two stage submission procedure: (1) abstracts for initial selection; (2) full papers.

Please submit by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. an abstract (maximum 500 words) that addresses the topic of this conference. Contributions from economists and quantitative researchers are particularly welcome.


Please, include in your abstract the following:

  1. Title of the paper
  2. Presenter(s) name(s) and affiliation(s)
  3. Theoretical concepts/ data/ methods
  4. Results/ main argument
  5. Contact details (e-mail, address, phone number)

 

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th of November 2017

Notification of acceptance of your abstract and invitation to submit full paper: 20th of December 2017

Deadline for submission of full papers: 1st of February 2018.

 

Presented papers will be invited to be submitted to the Special Issue on economic integration of migrants of Central and Eastern European Migration Review (open access) http://www.ceemr.uw.edu.pl/