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    Building a Resilient Europe to Face Future Societal Changes to 2030

    Future “societal” trends, ranging from the future of the labor market to the evolving relationship between citizens and the state, are shrouded in uncertainty, which makes it difficult to develop robust, sensible predictions. A RAND Europe report analyzes global societal trends to 2030 and their impact on the EU.

    Mar 10, 2014

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    Project

    Understanding Intolerance in Western Europe

    Intolerance based on ethnic, national, racial and religious grounds is an area of high public concern, but there is relatively little empirical research that provides an overview of how apparently rising hate crime and growing support for some populist parties relate to wider public attitudes. The Open Society Foundation asked RAND Europe to assess existing evidence and map reported intolerance over time and across western European countries. With support of the RAND Europe Council of Advisors, researchers are expanding the geographical scope of the original project to include non-EU15 countries.

    Jan 27, 2014

  • News Release

    New Study of Global Societal Trends to 2030 Says That Europe Must Focus on Socio-Economic Health, Not Wealth, of Its ...

    Investing in citizens, preparing for a new growth paradigm, and reinventing government are the tasks that lie ahead for the incoming European Commission and newly elected MEPs in 2014, to ensure Europe is resilient in the face of global societal trends in the next two decades.

    Dec 18, 2013

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    Report

    Examining Global Societal Trends and Their Impact on the EU

    Key challenges facing the EU in the next 15 years include income equality; a globally expanding and aging population; employment and a changing labor force; and evolving patterns and impacts of migration.

    Dec 18, 2013

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    A Long-Term View for the EU: The Health of Nations

    By shifting the strategic focus beyond growth and jobs, the successor of the current Europe 2020 Strategy should aim to invest in human capital and avoid sluggish productivity growth achieved at the expense of social inclusion, public health, education and skills, security or freedom.

    Dec 17, 2013

  • Mexican migrants migrants clamber atop a freight train bound for the U.S.-Mexican border

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    RAND Review Examines Immigration, Defense Policies, the ACA, and Correctional Education

    Stories in RAND's flagship journal discuss U.S. and Mexican immigration and labor reforms; British, French, and German defense policies in the face of austerity; seven ramifications of the Affordable Care Act; and the cost-effectiveness of correctional education programs.

    Nov 26, 2013

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    Global Societal Trends and the EU: An ESPAS Expert Seminar

    What are the biggest societal challenges for Europe in the next two decades and how should the EU prepare for them? These formed the central two questions of an expert seminar held in Brussels on 17th September 2013. The event brought together a selected group of researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders to address these questions in a range of thematic areas with breakout sessions on employment and equality, population and migration, and citizens and society.

    Sep 18, 2013

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    Border Security Is Key to Immigration Reform

    Two important aspects of border security bear continued attention: strategy must be developed as one part of a holistic system of immigration management and any progress on improving this system is reliant on having concrete and sensible objectives and measures of success.

    Jul 15, 2013

  • Migrant workers load cucumbers into a truck in Blackwater, Virginia

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    Is Enforcement Key to Fixing America's Immigration System?

    The current debate regarding comprehensive immigration reform offers an opportunity to redesign the worksite immigration enforcement system to achieve more efficient enforcement with better intelligence on where undocumented workers are employed, say Andrew Morral and Peter Brownell.

    Feb 15, 2013

  • President Obama's State of the Union Address 2013

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    The State of the Union 2013

    The 2013 SOTU address will be remembered for its impassioned call for greater gun control just two months after Sandy Hook. But President Obama's second-term agenda can be characterized by its sheer breadth, reflecting the broad range of policy challenges facing the U.S. today.

    Feb 13, 2013

  • The towns of Nogales, Ariz., left, and Nogales, Mexico, stand separated by a high concrete and steel fence

    Blog

    Legalization and Border Security: Are We There Yet?

    The White House and a bipartisan group of senators recently unveiled proposals for comprehensive immigration reform. The proposal raises a number of questions, says Peter Brownell: How would success in securing the border actually be determined? Would it mean absolutely zero unauthorized immigration across U.S. borders?

    Feb 7, 2013

  • At a rally, two women hold signs calling for immigration reform.

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    Potential Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants Takes Shape

    A group of U.S. Senators this week unveiled a proposal to reform the nation's immigration laws, outlining a path to citizenship for most of the nation's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants and endorsing an increase of certain types of foreign-born workers.

    Jan 31, 2013

  • Research Brief

    How Can Economic and Political Ties Between U.S. and Mexico be Strengthened? (Spanish translation)

    This study identifies areas that are negatively affecting U.S.-Mexico relations and suggests that the two countries might take a binational approach to improving their long-term partnership.

    Jan 25, 2013

  • Journal Article

    Do Higher Salaries Lower Physician Migrations?

    In this paper, we provide some of the first estimates of the impact of raising health workers salaries on migration.

    Jan 1, 2013

  • Journal Article

    Moldova and the EU: Liberalizing or Securitising Migration?

    This policy brief offers an overview of Moldova's migration trends, mapping (legal) immigration and emigration flows,including remittances, smuggling and human trafficking, and detailing societal impacts and migrants' profiles.

    Jan 1, 2013

  • News Release

    Mexican Immigrants to the U.S. Are Not as Healthy as Previously Believed

    Immigrants who come to the United States from Mexico arrive with a significant amount of undiagnosed disease. About half who have diabetes are unaware they have it and about one-third of those with high blood pressure are unaware of the illness.

    Dec 3, 2012

  • Research Brief

    How Can Economic and Political Ties Between the United States and Mexico Be Strengthened?

    This study identifies areas that are negatively affecting U.S.-Mexico relations and suggests that the two countries might take a binational approach to improving their long-term partnership.

    Nov 27, 2012

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    Blog

    Immigration Needs a Hybrid Fix

    Is there a way out of the dilemma? I think there is: a simultaneous combination of a pathway to citizenship for most undocumented immigrants already here and a serious commitment to enforce the law without ambiguity in the future, writes James P. Smith.

    Nov 2, 2012

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    Immigration Debate Should Consider Both Legal and Illegal Immigrants

    Legal and illegal immigration have very different effects on U.S. taxpayers and the economy as a whole, and the debate over how to reform our current muddled system should take these into account.

    Sep 21, 2012

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