Submission Deadline: September 1st 2017
This conference explores the relationships between migration, mobility and development. Within the context of UNU-WIDER’s current research programme on Transformation, Inclusion, and Sustainability and ARUA’s priority focus on migration and mobility, it aims to bring together new and innovative research from economics and other disciplines that can inform broader policy-relevant debate and action.
The conference will consist of plenary sessions with keynote speakers, parallel sessions with contributed papers, and a poster session.
We welcome submissions of individual papers, as well as of panels. Panels will include 3-4 papers (plus potential discussants). We are particularly interested in submissions in the following areas:
- Rural-to-urban migration and mobility and underlying drivers
- Impact of migration on families left behind
- Macroeconomic implications of migration for sending and receiving countries, including the contributions of migrants and diasporas to all dimensions of sustainable development, the impact of remittances, brain drain, etc.
- Social cohesion, assimilation, integration, and diversity; consideration of racism, xenophobia, and intolerance
- Gender, migration, and mobility
- Health, migration, and mobility
- Environment, natural resources and population movements; consideration of climate change and natural disasters as drivers of conflict and efforts to mitigate harms
- Conflict, migration and mobility; consideration of conflict as a driver of migration, as well as of the impact of migration on conflict
- Historical patterns and the future of migration; consideration of international co-operation and governance of migration in all its dimensions
- Getting the numbers and statistics right: what do we know and what don’t we know about migration flows, the characteristics and skills of migrants, remittances, etc. (based on available macro- and micro-data)
- For accepted participants, travel support can be provided for one author per selected paper using the most economical travel route subject to UN guidelines; preference will be given to authors from developing countries. If required, UNU-WIDER can also provide visa support.
- UNU-WIDER will provide hotel accommodation and most meals during the conference.
- There is no conference fee
- 1 May 2017 : paper/extended abstract submission deadline
- 12 June 2017 : target date for acceptance/rejection notification
- 1 September 2017 : final papers due
- 5-6 October 2017 : conference
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