The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) is a unique tool which measures integration policies in 56 countries across 8 policy areas. It provides up-to-date, comprehensive research data and analysis on which to base policies, proposals for change and projects.
“Social protection for mobile populations? A global perspective on immigrant social rights”
This paper by Friederike Römer, Jakob Henninger and Eloisa Harris, published in Wiley, argues that there is a notable lack of comparative research on the social rights of immigrants that includes countries in the Global South. The paper states that existing approaches often lack reproducibility, comparability, and adaptability beyond the cases that they focus on. The authors compare different comparative indicators datasets and commend MIPEX for its broad geographic scope.
“A Near-Mint View Toward Integration: Are Adolescents More Inclusive Than Adults? ”
This paper by Fabio Maratia, Beatrice Bobba, and Elisabetta Crocetti, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, discusses the importance of integration policies for individuals with a migrant background in the context of contemporary societies’ increasing ethnic and cultural diversity. It mentions the development of tools like MIPEX to evaluate countries’ integration approaches and builds upon the index to develop a new scale. The central argument emphasizes the need to consider not only what governments are doing to promote integration, but also individuals’ attitudes towards these policies.
“Language policies and integration in the labour market and society in Europe ”
This chapter by Katalin Buzási published in The Routledge Handbook of Language Policy and Planning argues that while there is empirical evidence suggesting that language training, inclusive education, and citizenship and integration policies can have a positive impact on the integration of immigrants in Europe, these results are often not robust and are highly dependent on the specific context. To strengthen the evidence and provide more convincing insights into these policies’ effectiveness, the chapter recommends three key approaches: Policy Impact Evaluation Methods, understanding the role of language in the policies, and using data science and machine learning techniques.
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.