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The economic effects of restricting immigration – lessons from US history

Clearly changes in immigration policy generate winners and losers. But perhaps not the winners and losers that the government might expect.

Asylum-seeking children get poorer

Families at reception centres for asylum seekers have already lived in poverty for many years, but are now trailing even further behind the general population in Norway.

Is our sense of community weakened by increased immigration?

Does increased immigration make us less willing to contribute to the common good? And if so, can personal contact and friendship remedy this reluctance? To find the answer, economists have studied room mates in the military.

Helping refugees integrate through work

Norwegian authorities are pouring money into teaching Norwegian to asylum seekers, but many immigrants fail to learn the language. A new report says less time in the classroom may be the answer.

Most immigrants trust the system

Immigrants have more confidence in Norway’s political system than the general populace does – with a few exceptions.

What children seeking asylum want adults to know

Single minor refugees and asylum seekers want adults to see things from their perspective.

Do immigrants get better lives?

Does life improve for people after moving to another country? In this age of massive migrations, researchers are beginning to come up with answers.

Immigrants help Norwegian companies to think differently

Companies that hire immigrants have more international partnerships and are more innovative, according to researcher.

Nigerian migrants risk their lives for the European dream

Even though the likelihood of receiving asylum is slim, many Nigerians choose to go to Europe. Researchers are now trying to figure out why.

Many Norwegians never found success in Latin America

The few thousand Norwegians who emigrated to Latin America in the years from 1820 to 1940 went their own ways. Many of them never saw their dreams fulfilled and returned home disappointed.