Research Team: International Research Team
This project provided an historically informed analysis of family-related modes of entry; different categories of migrants and according to gender; investigated the rationale behind conditionalities and restrictions placed on family migration; and finally, investigated the empirical consequences of gender-differentiated family migration policies on migrants and how migrants in turn responded to and challenged restrictive rules on family migration.
This research project analysed family migration policies in 8 European countries from two angles. Firstly, from the perspective of policies and policy-making with regard to family related migration in a “top-down” perspective through the analysis of legislation, public debates. Secondly, from a “bottom-up” perspective, by investigating the impact of restrictions on migrants and their families.
This research was funded by: NODE research programme, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research.