Family reunification policies

Results displayed in this section refer to research on policies, laws, legislation, regulation or measures concerning family reunification, and in a broader sense transnational family migration and marriage migration. Family reunification is a subcategory of family migration, and refers to reunification with a family member who migrated earlier. Family migration is the term used to categorise the international movement of people who migrate due to new or established family ties. 

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Moral boundaries and national borders: Cuban marriage migration to Denmark

Authors Nadine T. Fernandez
Year 2013
Journal Name Identities
Citations (WoS) 13
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1 Journal Article

Court decisions over marriage migration in Finland: a problem with transnational family ties

Authors Johanna Leinonen, Saara Pellander
Year 2014
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 15
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2 Journal Article

Spousal Choice among the Children of Turkish and Moroccan Immigrants in Six European Countries: Transnational Spouse or Co-ethnic Migrant?

Authors Sarah Carol, Evelyn Ersanilli, Mareike Wagner
Year 2014
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 17
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3 Journal Article

Beyond migration patterns—understanding family reunion decisions of Filipino labour and Thai marriage migrants in global reproductive systems

Authors Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot
Year 2018
Journal Name Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 4
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5 Journal Article

The Bumpy Landscape of Family Reunification: Experiences of First- and 1.5-generation Filipinos in France

Authors Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot
Year 2015
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 6
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6 Journal Article

A proper wife, a proper marriage: Constructions of ‘us’ and ‘them’ in Dutch family migration policy

Authors Saskia Bonjour, Betty de Hart
Year 2013
Journal Name European Journal of Women's Studies
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7 Journal Article

Family Reunification: Policies and Issues

Authors Graziano Battistella
Year 1995
Journal Name Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
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8 Journal Article

A Stratified Right to Family Life? On the Logic(s) and Legitimacy of Granting Differential Access to Family Reunification for Third-country Nationals Living within the EU

Authors Reinhard Schweitzer
Year 2015
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 7
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9 Journal Article

Ukrainian Migration to Greece: from Irregular Work to Settlement, Family Reunification and Return

Authors Marina Nikolova, Michaela Maroufof
Year 2016
Book Title Ukrainian Migration to the European Union
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10 Book Chapter

Mobile lives, immutable facts: family reunification of children in Finland

Authors Anna-Maria Tapaninen, Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, Viljami Kankaanpää
Year 2019
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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11 Journal Article

Family Reunification and Philippine Migration to the United States: The Immigrants’ Perspective

Authors Gordon F. DeJong, Brenda Davis Root, Ricardo G. Abad
Year 1986
Journal Name International Migration Review
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12 Journal Article

The politics of ‘waiting’ for care: immigration policy and family reunification in Canada

Authors Danièle Bélanger, , Guillermo Candiz
Year 2020
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 1
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13 Journal Article

Uneven Paths: Latin American Women Facing Italian Family Reunification Policies

Authors Paola Bonizzoni
Year 2015
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 10
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14 Journal Article

Family Life in an Age of Migration and Mobility

Authors Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck, Majella Kilkey
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15 Book

Family ideation, immigration, and the racial state: explaining divergent family reunification policies in Britain and the US

Authors Jake Watson
Year 2018
Journal Name Ethnic and Racial Studies
Citations (WoS) 4
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16 Journal Article

Transnational relationships and reunification

Authors Kim Caarls, Valentina Mazzucato
Year 2016
Journal Name Demographic Research
Citations (WoS) 3
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17 Journal Article

Transnational families and child migration to France and Spain. The role of family type and immigration policies

Authors Tatiana Eremenko, A Gonzalez-Ferrer
Year 2018
Journal Name Population, Space and Place
Citations (WoS) 5
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18 Journal Article

(No) Migrating for Family Care in Later Life: Senchishak v Finland, Older Parents and Family Reunification

Authors Heli Askola
Year 2016
Journal Name European Journal of Migration and Law
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19 Journal Article

Tourist brides and migrant grooms: Cuban–Danish couples and family reunification policies

Authors Nadine T. Fernandez
Year 2019
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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20 Journal Article

Combining Civic Stratification and Transnational Approaches for Reunited Families: The Case of Moroccans, Indians and Pakistanis in Reggio Emilia

Authors Barbara Bertolani, Matteo Rinaldini, Mara Tognetti Bordogna
Year 2014
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 6
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22 Journal Article

Sponsorship of Relatives for Migration and Immigrant Settlement Intention

Authors Siew-Ean Khoo
Year 2003
Journal Name International Migration
Citations (WoS) 23
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23 Journal Article

Love Thy Neighbour: Family Reunification and the Rights of Insiders

Authors Betty de Hart
Year 2009
Journal Name European Journal of Migration and Law
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24 Journal Article

“Cancelled Dreams”: Family Reunification and Shifting Canadian Immigration Policy

Authors Bronwyn Bragg, Lloyd L. Wong
Year 2016
Journal Name Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies
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25 Journal Article

Transnational Families between Africa and Europe

Authors Valentina Mazzucato, Djamila Schans, Cris Beauchemin, ...
Year 2015
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 19
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26 Journal Article

Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families

Authors Mulki Al-Sharmani, Marja Tiilikainen, Sanna Mustasaari
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27 Book

Conclusion and a Proposed Research Agenda

Authors Lucy Williams
Book Title Global Marriage
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29 Book Chapter

DISSECTING NETWORK EXTERNALITIES IN INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION

Authors Michel Beine, Frédéric Docquier, Çağlar Özden
Year 2015
Journal Name Journal of Demographic Economics
Citations (WoS) 14
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30 Journal Article

Forced Marriage vs. Family Reunification: Nationality, Gender and Ethnicity in German Migration Policy

Authors Doris Urbanek
Year 2012
Journal Name Journal of Intercultural Studies
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31 Journal Article

Family Migration: The Role of Children and Education in Family Decision-Making Strategies of Polish Migrants in London

Authors Louise Ryan, Rosemary Sales
Year 2013
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
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32 Journal Article

Ruling on belonging: transnational marriages in Nordic immigration laws

Authors Sanna Mustasaari
Year 2017
Journal Name Migration Letters
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33 Journal Article

Aspiration, reunification and gender transformation in Jat Sikh marriages from India to Canada

Authors NICOLA MOONEY
Year 2006
Journal Name Global Networks
Citations (WoS) 31
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34 Journal Article

Family reunification

Authors F Wulczyn
Year 2004
Journal Name FUTURE OF CHILDREN
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35 Journal Article

Family Reunification and Integration Policy in the EU: Where Are the Women?

Authors Eleanor Morris
Year 2015
Journal Name Journal of International Migration and Integration
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36 Journal Article

Family Reunification - barrier or facilitator to integration?

Description
Family related migration has been a main mode of immigration into the EU over the past few decades. The EU’s Family Reunification Directive for third country nationals and their family members (IRL and UK failing to opt into same) aims to ensure the fair treatment of legally residing migrants from non-EU/EEA countries. Paragraph 4 of the Directive states that family reunification ‘helps to create sociocultural stability, facilitating the integration of third country nationals in the MS which also serves to promote economic and social cohesion’. Despite these aims, government discretion and wide interpretation have resulted in anomalies, unnecessary delays, discriminatory practices, many refusals and in cases, no independent appeals mechanisms for redress. Project aims Although there is a large body of knowledge on the legal framework for family reunification, the impact of legal and administrative rules on the actual reunification process and on the integration more generally remains under-researched. Before this background the project aims to study in depth a) the application of the respective laws in practice, b) the impact on family life and c) compliance with EU and Human Rights Standards. The research will consider how immigration law can present obstacles to or assist integration of third country nationals and their families. As a specific objective, the project will promote admission policies that favor integration. Outcomes The project covers seven countries (UK, IRE, AT, DE, BG, PT, NL). The outputs are based on empirical research on: • The legal and policy framework in the respective countries, • European and national case law, • The impact of regulations and policies on the admission of family members from third countries, • The impact of regulations and policies on the integration of third country nationals and their families. Project partners: Immigrant Council of Ireland, The Aire Centre, Centre for Migration Law Nijmegen, Johann Daniel Lawaetz Foundation Hamburg, High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue Portugal (AICIDI), Institute for Legal Studies Bulgaria, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
Year 2011
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37 Project

Mother, wife, or worker: Life course and motivations of remarried Mainland Chinese immigrant women in Hong Kong

Authors Clara Wai-Chun To
Year 2019
Journal Name Migration Studies
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38 Journal Article

“Flexible Citizenship” or Familial Ties that Bind? Singaporean Transmigrants in London

Authors Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho
Year 2008
Journal Name International Migration
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39 Journal Article

Marriage Migration Policy in South Korea: Social Investment beyond the Nation State

Authors Gyuchan Kim, Majella Kilkey
Year 2018
Journal Name International Migration
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40 Journal Article

Le regroupement familial des ressortissants des pays tiers en UE: Pratiques nationales

Authors Sarah Jacobs, David Petry, Adolfo Sommarribas, ...
Description
Cette note de synthèse présente les principaux résultats de l’étude réalisée en 2016 par le Point de contact luxembourgeois du European Migration Network intitulée «Le regroupement familial des ressortissants de pays tiers: pratiques nationales» ainsi que du rapport de synthèse, élaboré par la Commission européenne à parti r des études nationales de 26 points de contacts nationaux du EMN (AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, EE, EL, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IE, IT, LV, LT, LU, MT, NL, NO, PL, SK, SI, SE, UK). L’étude vise à comparer les politiques et pratiques nationales en matière de regroupement familial entre les différents États (membres). Plus précisément l’étude examine les: • critères d’admissibilité des membres de famille; • conditions pour le regroupement familial, ainsi que les mesures d’intégration avant et après l’admission; • aspects procéduraux de la demande de regroupement familial; • droits accordés aux ressortissants de pays ti ers réunis en famille dans l’Union européenne; • conditions de non-renouvellement ou de retrait du titre de séjour «membre de famille». L’étude se réfère à la situation telle qu’elle s’est présentée depuis 2011 et jusqu’à la fin de l’année 2016. Elle ne porte pas sur les ressortissants de pays tiers membres de famille d’un citoyen de l’Union ou d’un pays assimilé, tombant dans le champ d’application de la libre circulation des personnes.
Year 2017
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41 Report

Transnational Mothers and the Law: Ghanaian Women’s Pathways to Family Reunion and Consequences for Family Life

Authors Valentina Mazzucato, Miranda Poeze
Book Title Family Life in an Age of Migration and Mobility
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42 Book Chapter

Channels of Entry and Preferred Destinations: The Circumvention of Denmark by Chinese Immigrants

Authors Mette Thuno
Year 2003
Journal Name International Migration
Citations (WoS) 5
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43 Journal Article

Economic Outcomes of Immigrants with Different Migration Motives: The Role of Labour Market Policies

Authors Agnieszka Kanas, Stephanie Steinmetz
Year 2020
Journal Name European Sociological Review
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44 Journal Article

Differences in Subjective Well-being Between Older Migrants and Natives in Europe

Authors Gregor Sand, Stefan Gruber
Year 2018
Journal Name Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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45 Journal Article

International Marriages and Marital Citizenship

Authors Gwénola Ricordeau, Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot
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46 Book

Marriage and Migration: Moroccan Women's Views on Partner Choice, Arranged and Forced Marriage in Belgium

Authors Alexia Sabbe, Marleen Temmerman, Karima El Boujaddayni, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION
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47 Journal Article

Just Like in Their Home Country? A Multinational Perspective on Living Arrangements of Older Immigrants in the United States

Authors Zoya Gubernskaya, Zequn Tang
Year 2017
Journal Name Demography
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48 Journal Article

Doing Family Across Borders: A Comparative Study of Work, Family and Welfare Strategies among Polish Migrants in Norway, Sweden, and the UK.

Principal investigator Gunhild Odden (Principal Investigator), Pieter Bevelander (Researcher), Kathy Burrell (Researcher), Nils Olav Østrem (Researcher), Oleksandr Ryndyk (PhD Candidate)
Description
This project seeks to answer the main research question: how transnational family considerations, combined with labour market conjuncture and migrants' rights to welfare provision in the host country, shape migrant workers' relation to work and welfare? In order to answer this research question from a comparative perspective the project will focus on two groups of Polish migrant workers, living alone or reunited with the family in the host country, in three different welfare and labour market contexts (Norway, Sweden and the UK). The study will explain why some migrant workers fare relatively better at the host country's labour market, while others are more prone to rely on social welfare provision. The project will in particular look at migrants' actual and planned use of welfare provision, tax-reduction strategies, and their plans regarding family reunification, re-emigration or eventual retirement in the host country. The project will use mixed methods. At the beginning, data from available databases will be analysed (WP1). Further, a tailor-made online survey tool will be used to generate data missing in existing databases (WP2). The respondents will be recruited onboard international flights between Poland, Norway, Sweden, and the UK. Finally, the quantitative analyses will be complemented by qualitative analyses of semi-structured interviews with Polish migrant workers collected in Norway, Sweden, and the UK (WP3). A smooth implementation of the project will be ensured by including four overseas research grants between the Project Owner and the two international partners in Sweden and the UK. Apart from its high scientific value, the project will have an explicit practical value for Norwegian and international stakeholders dealing with the issues concerned in this study. Knowledge produced by the project can be used for policy formulation by relevant national organizations, including ministries, tax authorities, labour and welfare organizations.
Year 2016
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Legal Status, Gender, and Labor Market Participation of Senegalese Migrants in France, Italy, and Spain

Authors Erik Vickstrom, A Gonzalez-Ferrer
Year 2016
Journal Name The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
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50 Journal Article

ImPol Database (Immigration Policies)

Description
The database (ImPol) contains 27 quantitative indicators to measure the entry dimension of immigration policies. The indicators are grouped in five dimensions: Immigration policy concerning irregular entry/residence; Short stay entry policy; Family reunification policy; Policies on entry for study; Work immigration policy. The ImPol dataset was originally conceived as a tool to complement the individual survey data collection carried out in the context of the MAFE-Senegal Project. The information collected so far is limited to France, Italy, and Spain, which are the main destinations of Senegalese migrants in Europe and focuses predominantly on the period from the 1960s until 2008. The legal texts consulted reflect the general policy regime in the three European countries and are hence of use for analyses addressing questions about immigration from a variety of origin countries. In addition, authors collected texts (bilateral agreements) addressing the specific case of the Senegalese. The type of information contained in the ImPol dataset can be used for a wide range of both contextual and statistical analyses
Year 2008
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51 Data Set

Migration of Ukrainian Nationals to Italy: Women on the Move

Authors Francesca Alice Vianello
Book Title Ukrainian Migration to the European Union
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52 Book Chapter

Realising the right to family reunification of refugees in Europe

Description
This issue paper examines family reunification for refugees as a pressing human rights issue. Without it, refugees are denied their right to respect for family life, have vastly diminished integration prospects and endure great additional unnecessary suffering, as do their family members. The Commissioner for Human Rights calls on all Council of Europe member states to uphold their human rights obligations and ensure the practical effectiveness of the right to family reunification for refugees and other international protection beneficiaries. To do so, states should (re-)examine their laws, policies and practices relating to family reunification for refugees. This issue paper contains 36 recommendations to that end.
Year 2017
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53 Report

Transnationalizing Families: Canadian Immigration Policy and the Spatial Fragmentation of Care-giving among Latin American Newcomers1

Authors Judith K. Bernhard, Luin Goldring, Patricia Landolt
Year 2009
Journal Name International Migration
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54 Journal Article

Staying in Turkey or Marrying to Europe? Understanding Transnational Marriages from the Country-of-Origin Perspective

Authors Chadi Abdul-Rida, Helen Baykara-Krumme
Year 2016
Journal Name European Sociological Review
Citations (WoS) 1
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55 Journal Article

Norms Matter! The Role of International Norms in EU Policies on Asylum and Immigration

Authors Christof Roos, Natascha Zaun
Year 2014
Journal Name European Journal of Migration and Law
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56 Journal Article

Heterogeneity in Migrant Health Selection: The Role of Immigrant Visas

Authors Brittany N. Morey, Gilbert C. Gee, A. B. de Castro, ...
Year 2020
Journal Name JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
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57 Journal Article

Sarah Spencer, The Migration Debate

Authors Yuval Livnat
Year 2014
Journal Name Journal of International Migration and Integration
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58 Journal Article

DNA Testing for Family Reunification in Canada: Points to Consider

Authors Yann Joly, Shahad Salman, Ida Ngueng Feze, ...
Year 2017
Journal Name Journal of International Migration and Integration
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59 Journal Article

"Reverse Marriage Migration": A Case Study of Japanese Brides in Bali

Authors Mika Toyota, LL Thang
Year 2012
Journal Name Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
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61 Journal Article

Closer to the Truth: DNA profiling for family reunification and the rationales of immigration policy in Finland

Authors Llpo Helén, Anna-Maria Tapaninen
Year 2013
Journal Name Nordic Journal of Migration Research
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62 Journal Article

Forced marriage: an analysis of legislation and political measures in Europe

Authors Alexia Sabbe, Marleen Temmerman, Els Leye, ...
Year 2014
Journal Name Crime, Law & Social Change
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63 Journal Article

The Guest-Worker in Western Europe — An Obituary

Authors Stephen Castles
Year 1986
Journal Name International Migration Review
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64 Journal Article

Nicole Newendorp, Uneasy Reunions: Immigration, Citizenship, and Family Life in Post-1997 Hong Kong

Authors Caren Freeman
Year 2011
Journal Name Journal of International Migration and Integration
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65 Journal Article

"Reverse Marriage Migration": A Case Study of Japanese Brides in Bali

Authors Mika Toyota, LL Thang
Year 2012
Journal Name Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
Citations (WoS) 4
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66 Journal Article

Transnational migrant families: navigating marriage, generation and gender in multiple spheres

Authors Mulki Al-Sharmani, Marja Tiilikainen, Sanna Mustasaari
Year 2017
Journal Name Migration Letters
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67 Journal Article

Reversal of the Gender Order? Male Marriage Migration to Germany by North African and Turkish Men: Consequences for Family Life, Work, and the Socialization of the Next Generation

Principal investigator Ursula Apitzsch (Principal Investigator)
Description
The planned study aims at the investigation of the phenomenon what is known as marriage migration (also called transnational marriage) to Germany by male Muslim migrants. By means of biographical narrative interviews with male migrants from North Africa and Turkey, the research project aims at dealing with the multidimensional and multifaceted character of male marriage migration to Germany. The subject male marriage migration can be approached from different perspectives and related aspects. In the frame of this research project, through a sampling which consists of married couples composed of a male migrant from one of the countries mentioned above and a female descendant of a migrant family with a residence permit in Germany, we want to consider this issue in all its complexity and implications regarding the debates on integration of the migrants, integration of male migrants into the labour market, gender relations and dynamics within the migrant family, and (un) chancing conceptions and visions of manhood in migration processes and the contestation/ negotiation of migrant masculinities. Regarding the studies of the last years it is noteworthy that all marriage migration studies are rather focussing on women as migrating subjects. Although it is noticed, too, that there are men as well migrating to their wives, there is no study focussing exclusively on migrating men in context of marriage. This fact may be - especially in Germany - an expression of the emotional public discussion concerning forced marriages. Nevertheless, the marriage migration of men is the desideratum of past and current marriage migration studies. This gap will be filled with the following research proposal. Our hypothesis is that women of the second or third generation of migrant families might be hoping for a realistic chance of founding a family and bringing up children through marrying a partner from the country of origin while they continue to work and remain the bread winners in the country of immigration and thus strengthen their autonomy (while their husbands are waiting for working permits and/or job opportunities and meanwhile have to take over care obligations within the family). In general, we want to show that male marriage migration can be seen both as "cause and the effect" of changing gender orders.
Year 2012
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68 Project

Perceptions of transnational family responsibilities' effects on subjective health and wellness - voices of Thai immigrant women

Authors Weerati Pongthippat, Gunnel Ostlund, Mehrdad Darvishpour, ...
Year 2020
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MIGRATION HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
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69 Journal Article

What Happened to Equality?

Authors Bjarney Friðriksdóttir
Year 2018
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70 Book

A Good Match? Education, Labour Market Position, and British South Asian Transnational Marriage

Authors Evelyn Ersanilli, Katharine Charsley
Year 2019
Journal Name European Sociological Review
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71 Journal Article

Transnational shift: marriage, home and belonging for British-Pakistani Muslim women

Authors Robina Mohammad
Year 2015
Journal Name Social & Cultural Geography
Citations (WoS) 5
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72 Journal Article

Children in Immigrant Families in Switzerland: Family and Socioeconomic Environment

Authors P Wanner, Rosita Fibbi
Year 2010
Journal Name CHILD INDICATORS RESEARCH
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73 Journal Article

Immigration Admissions

Authors David A. Martin, Kay Hailbronner, Hiroshi Motomura
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74 Book

Sarah Spencer, The Migration Debate, The Policy Press (2011), 278 pages

Authors Yuval Livnat
Year 2014
Journal Name Journal of International Migration and Integration
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75 Journal Article

Return to Sender: Remittances, Communication and Family Conflict

Authors Alistair Hunter
Book Title Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return
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76 Book Chapter

Negotiating the Social Citizenship Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers: The Right to Family Reunification and a Family Life in Policies and Debates

Authors Maria Kontos
Year 2013
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 7
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77 Journal Article

International Migration Policies: Conceptual Problems

Authors Mary M. Kritz
Year 1987
Journal Name International Migration Review
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79 Journal Article

Transnational lives, transnational marriages: a review of the evidence from migrant communities in Europe

Authors ELISABETH BECK-GERNSHEIM
Year 2007
Journal Name Global Networks
Citations (WoS) 85
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80 Journal Article

Fortress Europe or Europe of rights? : the Europeanisation of family migration policies in France, Germany and the Netherlands

Authors Laura BLOCK, Saskia BONJOUR
Year 2013
Journal Name European Journal of Migration and Law
Citations (WoS) 25
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81 Journal Article

When Europeanization backfires: The normalization of European migration politics

Authors Saskia Bonjour, Maarten Vink
Year 2013
Journal Name Acta Politica
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82 Journal Article

International Migration and the Demographic Transition: A two-way interaction

Authors Philippe FARGUES
Year 2011
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 20
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83 Journal Article

The Selection of Migrants through Law — A Closer Look at Regulation Governing Family Reunification in the EU

Authors Moritz Jesse
Book Title Contesting Integration, Engendering Migration
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84 Book Chapter

Structural Restrictions and Personal Desires: Arranged Marriages between Punjab and Italy

Authors Barbara Bertolani
Book Title Boundaries within: Nation, Kinship and Identity among Migrants and Minorities
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85 Book Chapter

Does the end justify the means? A comparative study of the use of DNA testing in the context of family reunification

Authors Palmira Granados Moreno, Yann Joly, Ida Ngueng Feze
Year 2017
Journal Name JOURNAL OF LAW AND THE BIOSCIENCES
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87 Journal Article

Selectief naast restrictief. Evaluatie van de Wet modern migratiebeleid

Authors Research and Documentation Centre, Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, Gerrie Lodder
Description
Op 1 juni 2013 is de Wet modern migratiebeleid (wet MoMi) in werking getreden. De wet MoMi ziet op een modernisering van het reguliere toelatingsbeleid ten aanzien van migranten van buiten de Europese Unie, de zogenaamde derdelanders. Het reguliere toelatingsbeleid is gedifferentieerd naar verschillende verblijfsdoelen zoals werk, studie of gezinshereniging. De wet MoMi heeft geen betrekking op asielmigratie. De centrale probleemstelling van de wetsevaluatie is: Voldoet de wet MoMi aan de doelstellingen zoals deze door de wetgever zijn geformuleerd bij de totstandkoming van de wettelijke regeling? De probleemstelling is uitgewerkt in drie onderzoeksvragen die corresponderen met de drie hierboven genoemde terreinen: de toelatingsprocedures, de referentensystematiek en toezicht en handhaving. 1.Zijn de toelatingsprocedures voor alle reguliere migranten snel, doeltreffend en beheersbaar? 2.Werkt de referentensystematiek en zijn de administratieve lasten voor burgers en bedrijven zo beperkt mogelijk gehouden? 3.Is het toezicht- en handhavingsmechanisme zoals neergelegd in de wet MoMi (gebaseerd op vertrouwen vooraf en controle achteraf) effectief?
Year 2019
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Transformation of Family Norms in a Transnational World: How LGBT Migrants can Affect Change through Social Remittances

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The present study examines transformations of family norms through cross-border exposure to different family models. It focuses on the LGBT migrants from selected Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries with a constitutional same-sex marriage ban, but who now live in same-sex families in Belgium, one of the first countries to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption. This case study will explore how intercultural contact can improve reception of an institutional innovation such as same-sex family. This project is based on in-depth interviews with two groups sustaining ties across borders: (1) the CEE gays and lesbians in same-sex marriage or raising children with a same-sex partner in Belgium, and (2) their non-migrant family members, friends and neighbours in home communities. Migrant transnationalism scholars have established that migrants can effect change in their home communities not only by sending remittances, but also by transferring ideas and practices (social remittances). But empirical investigations of this phenomenon are still scarce, and typically focus on democratic ideas and practices. In a novel approach, the present study will analyse social remittances by examining cross-cultural effects of the institutional innovation of same-sex family, and it will further position its findings into the wider framework of social change analysis. In light of the European Parliament's recent decision to include LGBT and same-sex families' rights into the new EU gender equality strategy, the study's conclusions will also inform relevant policy strategies. By developing this study at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Families and Sexualities at the UCL, the project will benefit from Centre's multidisciplinary perspective and expertise in transnational migrations, family norms and sexuality, to which the project will add a new perspective on the LGBT migrants from CEE, thus deepening Centre's focus on LGBT studies and widening their regional expertise.
Year 2017
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89 Project

NORWEGIAN WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES OF 20TH-CENTURY MIGRATION TO ENGLAND: Narratives Of Changing Gender Roles

Authors Karen Christensen
Year 2020
Journal Name NORDIC JOURNAL OF MIGRATION RESEARCH
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90 Journal Article

IMPIC (Immigration Policies in Comparison)

Description
The Immigration Policies in Comparison (IMPIC) database includes data on migration policies for 33 OECD countries and the period 1980-2010. The IMPIC defines immigration policy as “government’s statements of what it intends to do or not do (incl. laws, regulations, decisions, or orders) in regards to the selection, admission, settlement and deportation of foreign citizens residing in the country”. The index covers: 1) labour migration; 2) family reunification; 3) refugees and asylum; 4) co-ethnics (e.g., easy access to co-ethics -e.g., children of emigrants). A total of 69 indicators are identified for the four policies fields. Indicators are coded between 0 (more liberal policies) and 1 (more restrictive polices) capturing the extent to which ‘a regulation limits or liberalises the rights and freedoms of immigrants.
Year 2010
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91 Data Set

South-North Immigrants' Settlement and Opportunity Structures in the U.S.

Authors William H. Frey, Kao-Lee Liaw, Yasuko Hayase
Year 1998
Journal Name Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
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92 Journal Article

Post-migration Experiences of Female Immigrant Spouses from the Former Soviet Union

Authors Igor Ryabov
Year 2016
Journal Name Journal of Intercultural Studies
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93 Journal Article

Harms at the Crossroads of Carework and Irregular Migration

Authors Brandy Cochrane
Year 2020
Journal Name JOURNAL OF REFUGEE STUDIES
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94 Journal Article

Research-Policy Dialogues in the European Union

Authors Marthe Achtnich, Andrew Geddes
Year 2015
Book Title Integrating Immigrants in Europe
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95 Book Chapter

Challenges Faced by Refugee New Parents from Africa in Canada

Authors M. Stewart, C. L. Dennis, M. Kariwo, ...
Year 2015
Journal Name Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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96 Journal Article

Validating the immigration policies in comparison (IMPIC) dataset

Authors Samuel D. SCHMID, Marc HELBLING
Year 2016
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97 Working Paper

When Europeanization backfires : the normalization of European migration politics

Authors Saskia BONJOUR, Maarten Peter VINK
Year 2013
Journal Name Acta Politica
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98 Journal Article

Remaking family life: strategies for re-establishing continuity among Congolese refugees during the family reunification process

Authors Cecile Rousseau, MC Rufagari, O Bagilishya, ...
Year 2004
Journal Name Social science & medicine, 2019, Vol. 222, pp. 11-19
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99 Journal Article

Transnationalism from Below: Evidence from Vietnam-Taiwan Cross-Border Marriages

Authors Daniele Belanger, Hong-Zen Wang
Year 2012
Journal Name Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
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100 Journal Article
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