February 1, 2019 at 11:45 pm

Wealth and Poverty Week on Immigrants, Feb. 1-8

Wealth and Poverty Week on Immigrants

The Wealth and Poverty theme presents the Ohio University Week on Immigrants, Feb. 1-8

Immigration is a significant political issue across the world. An estimated 258 million people worldwide live in a country other than their country of birth. Nearly 50 million now live in the United States.  The Wealth and Poverty Week on Immigrants brings the Ohio University community together to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by global migration flows both here and abroad.

“Immigration is the focus of intense political debate in many developed economies, certainly including the U.S. Although the notion that immigrants are harmful to the economy has been refuted by multiple studies, there is still significant disagreement about to what extent immigration affects the host society’s culture, labor market, security, and crime,” says Dr. Yeong Kim, Associate Professor of Geography and Wealth & Poverty theme coordinator.  “The Wealth and Poverty Week event features seven talks on various issues of immigration, including two on immigrant communities here in Ohio. I hope this week-long event brings an opportunity to broaden the immigration debate beyond the current focus on border control measures,” she adds.

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