Why Pushing Syrian Refugees To Return Is Unlikely To Be Effective

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Only once safety concerns in Syria are met will refugees weigh trade-offs in conditions in their host and home country After twelve...

Do welfare benefits determine where immigrants move?

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Administrative records provide little evidence that immigrants engage in “welfare migration” in Switzerland Immigrants’ use of welfare services has been a contentious...

IPL Dataset Sharpens Focus on an Understudied Humanitarian Program

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has protected nearly one million immigrants—yet we know little about its impact   Nearly 875,000 immigrants have been...

Taking the Long View of Immigrants’ Success in “Streets of Gold”

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In their new book Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success, Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan write: “For every uplifting...

One Year Later: How IPL Used WhatsApp for Outreach Surveys

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To build meaningful and innovative tools that meet urgent needs, collaborate with implementing partners. by Jennifer Fei and Jessica Sadye Wolff Due...

Swarthmore Meets Skytte: A Conversation

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David Laitin, Margaret Levi, Peter Katzenstein, and Jeremy Weinstein What are the odds that three consecutive winners of the Johan Skytte Prize—the equivalent...

Licensed to Drive, But Not to Work

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Being able to drive legally allows some unauthorized immigrants to work longer hours and increase their income. But for those who don’t...

From Null to Notable: IPL Champions Reporting of Null Results

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IPL is building a platform and culture to encourage researchers to share their null results.              ...

Sanctuary Policies Protect Immigrants but Don’t Threaten Public Safety

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Counties that limit cooperation with ICE see certain deportations drop by a third, but there’s no measurable effect on crime. Though much...