Population Mobility: Migration in a Global Economy

CURRENT PROJECTS (listed in alpha-order by PI)

Project Title: The Economics of Immigration: A Reassessment
PI: George Borjas, PhD, Professor of Economics and Social Policy, Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government
Funder: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Summary: This study will (re)examine the issues of immigration selection, immigrant performance, and the magnitudes of the economic impact of and benefits from immigration.

Project Title: Adversity and Resilience after Hurricane Katrina
PI: Mary Waters, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Acting Chair of the Department of Sociology, Harvard
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Summary: The broad aim is to examine how a group of low-income parents from New Orleans—most of whom are single African American women—have coped with the effects of Hurricane Katrina in the decade after the hurricane occurred. Previous work indicates that those who are poor, female, minority, and/or single tend to experience worse outcomes in the wake of disasters. Our focus is on identifying factors associated with vulnerability to and resilience from a disaster within a vulnerable population.