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How do citizenship acquisition, gender and integration policies affect labour market integration? MPG’s Head of Research, Giacomo Solano, to present at the Annual Work Conference

How do citizenship acquisition, gender and integration policies affect labour market integration?

For decades, it has been well known that migrants face barriers to achieving parity within the labour market of their new host country. What remains less clear, however, is the complex interaction of factors and policies underlying this inequality. As part of the HumMingBird Project, MPG’s Head of Research, Giacomo Solano, aims to shine a light on some of these factors, namely: citizenship acquisition, gender and the role of integration policies. 

On Monday, 26th September, he will be presenting at the Annual Work Conference, highlighting how inclusive policies can help to reduce inequality in the labour market for migrant women and migrants without the citizenship of the destination country. 


Why does it matter? 

In researching the factors underlying labour market integration, MPG’s research is helping policymakers to understand the root causes of inequality, subsequently empowering them with the knowledge they need to create fairer, more equitable societies. In doing so, it contributes to MPG’s vision of inclusive societies where everyone has equal rights and opportunities. 


About the Annual Work Conference 

The Annual Work Conference is hosted by the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development — MACIMIDE. MACIMIDE is the interdisciplinary research platform of Maastricht University that brings together scholars working in the fields of migration, mobility, citizenship, development and family life. MACIMIDE combines various research lines across different Faculties of Maastricht University in order to contribute to a better understanding of the dynamics and consequences of transnational migration and mobility in a European and global context 

Read more about the Annual Work Conference. 


About the HumMingBird Project 

The Horizon2020 HumMingBird project aims to understanding the changing nature of migration by analysing patterns, drivers, geographies and emerging trends. As a partner in the project, MPG is leading research on migration policy indicators at the national level by carrying out statistical analyses and writing academic reports on the link between migration policies, migration dynamics and integration outcomes.  

Read more about the HumMingBird Project. 

About the Migration Policy Group (MPG)

MPG is an independent think-and-do-tank based in Brussels. MPG’s purpose is rooted in its ability to inspire networks to provide evidence-based projects, research and campaigns in the areas of integration, migration and anti-discrimination.

Learn more about the Migration Policy Group.