Beyond Homo Economicus: The Sociology & Politics of Immigration


11:00 am-12:00 pm    Add
402 Barrows Hall

Conventional wisdom suggests that people migrate for economic reasons, with migrants weighing the costs and benefits of migration. Change those costs and benefits, the thinking goes, and countries can control migration. But a pure economic view of migration can result in many incorrect predictions and unintended consequences. Using contemporary debates in the US, this talk provides a sociological lens on international migration.
Irene Bloemraad, Associate Professor of Sociology
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