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Immigrants’ names as an initial factor of discrimination

Social Inclusion
Cornel Nesseler, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU;Carlos Gómez-González, University of Zurich, UZH;Helmut Dietl, University of Zurich, UZH;Adaptation: Xavier Aguilar

An experiment with an amateur football team reveals difficulties in social integration for people of foreign origin. When faced with similar profiles, team managers tended towards choosing players with local names. 

Immigrants’ names as an initial factor of discrimination

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Predicting international migratory movements using Google searches

Social Inclusion
Marcus H. Böhme, German Federal Ministry of Finance;André Gröger, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE), and Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics (MOVE);Tobias Heidland (né Stöhr),, Universidad de Kiel, Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) e IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Google searches for terms such as passportsalary, or social care, as well as the desired destination country, can offer clues regarding tendencies in migratory flows.

Predicting international migratory movements using Google searches

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Social Research Call 2021 (SRC 2021)

”la Caixa” Foundation launches an open and competitive call to fund excellent, innovative and socially-oriented research projects.

Social Research Call 2021 (SRC 2021)

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The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

Social Inclusion
Santiago Pérez-Nievas, Carles Pamies and Marta Paradés, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM);Daniela Vintila, CEDEM, Université de Liège

Do municipal councils in Spain reflect the diversity of origins of the population? We analyse access to local politics for immigrants and whether differences exist between the different foreign groups. 

The presence of immigrants in local politics is well below their demographic weight in Spanish society

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Does the native population move out of neighbourhoods where immigrants move in?

Social Inclusion
Jesús Fernández-Huertas, UC3M;Ada Ferrer i Carbonell, IAE-CSIC, Barcelona GSE, IZA;Albert Saiz, MIT;Adaptation: Jordi Pueyo

Between 1998 and 2008, the percentage of immigrant population in Spain grew from 3% to 13%. Did this favour the appearance of ghettos? Or was there balance in residential areas between natives and immigrants?

Does the native population move out of neighbourhoods where immigrants move in?

Article

Going to work in another city: who is willing to do so and why?

Social Inclusion
Sergi Vidal, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Four out of every ten workers in Spain, who have or are seeking a job, would be prepared to go and live somewhere else. Income and the professional career associated with upwards social mobility are the main reasons for interregional mobility.   

Going to work in another city: who is willing to do so and why?

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