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Migration and the Great Recession

The Transatlantic Experience

Edited by Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Madeleine Sumption, and Aaron Terrazas

This volume by MPI’s Transatlantic Council on Migration examines how immigrants have fared economically and in the labor market during the global economic crisis. It focuses on seven country case studies: the United States,Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

The case studies carefully detail unemployment rates through the recession and beyond across a range of metrics such as education, age, gender, and job sector. They examine migration flows and immigrant well-being indicators. Taken together, the studies trace the effects of the financial crisis on major immigrant-receiving countries on both sides of the Atlantic, explaining how youth, men, and young minorities were disproportionately affected.

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