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The Cambridge Migration Research Network

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Dr Sanjay Jain

Dr Sanjay Jain

Faculty of Economics

Role of cultural factors in driving the politics, size and nature of migration policy.


Research Interests

  • Examines the role of cultural factors in driving the politics, size and nature (temporary versus permanent migration) of migration policy.
  • Latest paper demonstrates that there exists a broad political failure that results in inefficiently high barriers restricting the import of temporary foreign workers and also admitting an inefficiently large number of permanent migrants to fill a labor shortage. We show that countries that are poor at cultural assimilation may be better positioned to take advantage of temporary foreign worker programs than more culturally diverse and tolerant countries.