Topic: Migration 101
How Effective Are Borders in Keeping People out?
Part eight of our course Migration 101: Borders have partially returned to the European Union, from Brexit to Hungary’s fences. But borders and visas do not always have their intended effect, argues Hein de Haas, one of the leading scholars in the field of migration studies.
Are We Living in a Time of Unprecedented Migration?
Part one of our course Migration 101: More people than ever before are on the move, right? It’s not that simple, explains Hein de Haas, one of the world's leading migration researchers.
How Much Does Migration Change Receiving Societies?
Part five of our course Migration Matters: You may have heard that immigrants alter the fabric of receiving societies. It’s true, to some extent. But these changes are not fundamental or structural in nature, says renowned scholar Hein de Haas.
Is Migration Good, Bad, or Normal?
Part ten (the final part) of our course Migration 101: Renowned migration scholar Hein de Haas takes us a step back from the pro vs. con debate on migrants and refugees, helping us to examine migration from the perspective of the shared human story.
Want More or Less Migration? Here’s What to Think About.
Part nine of our course Migration 101: Countries tend to prefer high-skilled migrants to low-skilled migrants, despite having industries that require low-skilled workers. Is it possible to entertain both approaches, asks scholar Hein de Haas, and what else should migration policies be thinking about?
Who Are We Allowing in? Who Are We Trying to Keep out?
Part seven of our course Migration 101: Given the public debate on migration today, one might assume that countries around the world are becoming more restrictive on migration. Yet these policies are not actually more restrictive; rather they reflect a global class system, says migration scholar Hein de Haas.
Can We “Fix” Poorer Countries to Keep People From Emigrating?
Part six of our course Migration 101: We may assume that a higher quality of life at home would prevent a potential migrant from going abroad. But this is not so often the case, says Hein de Haas, renowned migration researcher.
Will Climate Change Lead to More Migration?
Part four of our course Migration 101: Many fear that climate change will bring much of the world's poor to the shores of Europe. But is this based in evidence? Not exactly, says Hein de Haas, one of the world’s leading migration scholars.
How Much Does Global Inequality Drive Migration?
Part three of our course Migration 101: We often think that poverty is the main driver of migration, but it’s not that simple, says migration scholar Hein de Haas.
How Has Migration to Europe Changed Over Time?
Part two of our course Migration 101: Is Europe being overrun by migrants? Leading scholar Hein de Haas gives us his answer.