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April 2020

MPC Webinar: “Rethinking Migrants’ Skills and Labour Immigration Policies”

Wednesday 8 April at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online webinar

From ‘low-skilled’ migrants to ‘key workers’: Rethinking migrants’ skills and labour immigration policies Abstract A key question in labour immigration policy is how to select migrant workers for admission. Most high-income countries distinguish between low – and higher-skilled migrants: high-skilled migrants typically face fewer admission requirements and are given greater rights in the labour market and welfare state than low-skilled migrants. This distinction stems from the common assessment that higher-skilled migrants are more ‘beneficial’ and ‘valuable’ to the domestic economy…

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May 2020

Unpacking Fieldwork in Challenging Settings (3)

Wednesday 6 May at 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Ethics, well-being and security during fieldwork: Fasten your seat belts! Ethical considerations begin far in advance of fieldwork. The final seminar in this series will address some of the common issues around preparing ethics forms and dealing with ethical dilemmas in the field due to unexpected circumstances, which can effect the researcher’s security, safety and well-being. The seminar will create an opportunity for participants to discuss personal experiences, raise questions, seek advice and build a stronger community of researchers. This seminar series is supported by MMB and…

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