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Conference on migration at UCL

20 March 2006

UCL will host a major international conference on immigration between 29 and 31 March 2006.

'Immigration: Impacts, Integration and Intergenerational Issues' is being jointly organised by the UCL Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) and TARGET, the Team for Advanced Research on Globalisation, Education and Technology, based at the University of British Columbia.

The aim of the conference is to bring together the world's leading researchers on immigration to exchange ideas and discuss their research findings. Dr Christian Dustmann (UCL Economics and CReAM), one of the conference organisers said: "The conference focuses on three issues which 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; and the integration of immigrants across generations."

The conference, which is interdisciplinary, has also attracted papers on other immigration related issues. The opening address will be given by the Rt Hon Tony McNulty MP, Minister of State for Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality, and keynote speakers include Professor David Card from the University of California at Berkeley and Professor Richard Freeman from Harvard University.

To find out more about the department and the conference, use the links at the bottom of this article or click here to see the full press release.