Family migration in Europe: policies vs. reality

Kraler, Albert and Kofman, Eleonore (2009) Family migration in Europe: policies vs. reality. Project Report. Amsterdam U. P., Amsterdam.

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Family-related migration has become one of the main legal means for people to gain admission. Yet, current political and public debates increasingly see the ‘migrant family’ as an obstacle to integration. As a result, family-related modes of migration are more and more becoming subject to restrictions. This brief maintains that the assumptions underlying state policies as well as public debates on family-related migration do not do justice to the reality of family migration. The brief makes several suggestions to improve family migration related policies.

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This policy brief is based on the final report of the research project ‘Civic Stratification, Gender, and Family Migration Policies’. Funded under the NODE Research. Programme of the Austrian Ministry of Sciences, it was conducted between July 2006 and September 2008. The analysis fo-cused on how family migration policies position migrants within a general system of stratified rights. It investigated the rationale of policies in the con-text of broader public debates on family-related migration. The project also investigated experiences of family migration through qualitative interviews and focus-group discussions with migrants and other persons involved in family migration as well as expert interviews with NGOs.

Research Areas:A. > School of Law
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