Three more countries to be 'MIPEXed'
Australia, New Zealand and Japan are to be assessed using the Migrant Integration Policy Index
The integration policies of Australia, New Zealand and Japan are to be assessed using the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX).
In Australia the research is headed by Susan Kneebone, Professor and Deputy-Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law in the Faculty of Law, Monash University.
In New Zealand Richard Redford and Paul Spoonley are currently building their research team. Richard Bedford is Professor of Population Geography at the University of Waikato and Pro- Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the Auckland University of Technology. Professor Spoonley is Research Director at Massey University.
In Japan the research will be undertaken by a team of professors headed by Atsushi Kondo of the Meijo University, Faculty of Law.
The Migration Policy Group will assure that the assessment of these countries’ migrant integration policies follows the same procedures as are applied throughout the various editions of the MIPEX. The results will be published in parallel with the new interactive online MIPEX tool to be launched in March 2011.
About the MIPEX
The Migrant Integration Policy Index is a unique long-term project which evaluates and compares what governments are doing to promote the integration of migrants. Using over 140 policy indicators the MIPEX assessments create a rich, multi-dimensional picture of migrants' opportunities to participate in society.