Migration

Foreign Affairs Article

Let the People Go

Authors: Michael Clemens and Justin Sandefur

On May 29, 2013, British immigration officers raided the Alternative Tuck Shop, a café just down the road from Oxford University's economics department, where South Asian and Middle Eastern employees serve tea, scones, and sandwiches.

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Backgrounder

China’s Internal Migrants

Author: Andrew Scheineson

China's rapid economic development has been fueled in large part by a massive migration of rural workers to cities and industrial zones. Young, poorly educated, and highly mobile, these workers continue to face discrimination due to their rural origins and transitory status.

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Event

A New World of Migration: The Development Challenge

This session will explore how governments, the private sector, and civil society should address the profound political, economic, and social implications of international migration, including how to confront anti-immigrant populism, create governance and cooperation structures to address transnational challenges, and build inclusive companies and societies.

*Members may bring a guest to this event.

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Must Read

AI: Internal Migrants in China: The Human Cost of an Economic Miracle

This report from Amnesty International describes the plight of the estimated 150-200 million rural-to-urban migrants who have moved to China’s cities in search of work and better lives in what has been called "the world’s largest ever peacetime migration", documenting how they are treated as second class citizens within their own country.

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