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CONFERENCE: 'Immigration: Impacts, Integration and Intergenerational Issues'

28 March 2006

UCL press invite The world's leading researchers in the field of immigration will gather at UCL (University College London) to exchange ideas and discuss their latest research findings from Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 March 2006.

The international conference, 'Immigration: Impacts, Integration and Intergenerational issues', will focus on three issues that are at the heart of the current public debate surrounding immigration:

* the impact immigration has on the host and source country economies

* the assimilation and performance of immigrants in the host country labour markets

* the integration of immigrants across generations.

The conference's opening address will be delivered by Minister of State for Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality, Tony McNulty and keynote speakers include Professor David Card from the University of California at Berkeley and Professor Richard Freeman from Harvard University.

The conference is jointly organised by the UCL Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) and TARGET, the Team for Advanced Research on Globalization, Education, and Technology, based at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Notes to editors

CONFERENCE: 'Immigration: Impacts, Integration and Intergenerational Issues'

WHEN: Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 March 2006

WHERE: University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

MAP: http://www.econ.ucl.ac.uk/cream/

To reserve a press pass, please contact: Judith H Moore, UCL Media Relations, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 7678

Mobile: +44 (0)77333 075 96, Email: judith.moore@ucl.ac.uk

To find out more and see a full list of speakers, visit: http://www.econ.ucl.ac.uk/cream/

About the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM)

CReAM is an independent and interdisciplinary research centre located in the UCL Department of Economics. CReAM's research focuses on the causes, patterns, and consequences of international population mobility and movements affecting the UK and Europe and on associated global processes. CReAM aims at informing the public debate on migration in the UK and in Europe by providing new insights, helping to steer the current policy debate in a direction that is based on carefully researched evidence without partisan bias. CReAM contributes to the development of new theories, and methodological advances in data analysis, ensuring the ability to contribute and inform on a wide range of issues of policy concern, and establishing a reputation for analyses that are accepted as open, transparent and reliable.