Department of Economic History

Lund University School of Economics and Management

EKHT23 Advanced Topic: Migration and Integration

Graduate level, 7.5 hp (ECTS)

From forced slave migration and indentured servitude to today’s refugee and labour migration, nations over the world has throughout time experienced challenges and rewards linked to this form of demographic change. This course focuses on contemporary (post World War II) migration flows to developed countries, analysing the substantial heterogeneities between individuals depending on their regions of origin in terms of their socioeconomic and demographic integration to their new host country. This course takes a multifaceted approach to the topic of the course, analysing not only factors underlying migratory flows, but also the causes and consequences of the outcomes experienced by the migrants. When discussing why individuals migrate, migration theory will be comprehensively addressed, with a distinct focus on selection and how such mechanisms may explain observed outcomes. Due to the breadth of the topic, the content of the course will vary from year to year in order to allow for addressing the selected subtopic at a level appropriate for a course at this level of progression. Among subtopics to be examined is immigrant discrimination, the interrelationship between economic and demographic integration and second-generation immigrant integration.