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Apr 11 2014

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org


Source: http://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org//   

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Mar 26 2014

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

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Mar 26 2014

EBSCOhost maintenance and downtime

On Saturday 29 March 2014 from 9am to 11am, the library’s EBSCOhost databases may be
intermittently unavailable while EBSCO performs network upgrades.

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Mar 25 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Country Profile
Morocco: Setting the Stage for Becoming a Migration Transition Country?
Since the 1960s, Morocco has evolved into one of the world’s leading emigration countries. Immigration restrictions in Europe did not stop migration, but rather pushed Moroccan migrants into permanent settlement, prompting large-scale family reunification. Morocco is also becoming a destination country for migrants from sub-Saharan Africa and, to some extent, crisis-hit European countries. The growing presence of immigrants confronts Moroccan society with an entirely new set of social and legal issues typical for immigration countries, which do not yet resonate with Morocco’s self-image as an emigration country. These changing realities prompted the Moroccan government to announce a new migration policy in 2013, as this country profile explores.


Internal Labor Migration in India Raises Integration Challenges for Migrants
Internal migration spurred primarily by employment and marriage helps shape the economic, social, and political life of India’s sending and receiving regions. Labor migrants face myriad challenges, including restricted access to basic needs such as identity documentation and social entitlements. This article describes the barriers to integration that labor migrants face, and details the policy environment surrounding their integration challenges.


[Source: Migration Information Source March 21, 2014]  

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Mar 25 2014

EIU report - China’s urban dreams and the regional reality

This week, EIU has launched a new white paper “China’s urban dreams and the regional reality”. 

The report is available here.  


Source: www.eiu.com

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Mar 21 2014

Wisenews systems downtime 29 March 2014

Systems maintenance of the Wisenews database has been scheduled on Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 from 18:00 to 24:00 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all Wisenews database services will be temporarily unavailable.

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Mar 20 2014

Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

The issue brief, the latest in a joint series launched by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and the International Organization for Migration’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, evaluates the current human-rights framework and its implementation.

The brief, Human Rights, Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration: A New Paradigm, reviews legal options available to the international community to protect environmental migrants and recommends approaches for strengthening the current “soft law” approach. It also touches upon the situation in Asia and the Pacific, looking specifically at the legal challenges posed by the submergence of small island states and effects on other climate-vulnerable countries, such as Bangladesh.

To read the earlier briefs in the series, which offer succinct insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today, click here.


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Mar 11 2014

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

Source: http://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org//  

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Mar 10 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Urban Institute: Fact Sheets

The Urban Institute produces dozens of timely policy papers and fact sheets that are read widely by policymakers, journalists, and those with a passion for major metropolitan areas. From this site, users will find access to well over 100 fact sheets. The topics covered include housing finance, economic insecurity, Social Security, and the labor force. Visitors can browse through a complete list of all the topics on the left-hand side of the page. The site also contains links to relevant full-length policy reports and a mix of other related links from various policy centers within the Institute. Additionally, users can take advantage of the Press Room which contains even more information on each fact sheet and topical area.


Multimedia Gallery: U.S. Census Bureau


A core feature of the Census Bureau is the wide range of statistical reports and fact sheets that they provide for general consumption. Yet, journalists and others with a penchant for demography will appreciate this online multimedia gallery site that offers up radio features, videos, and photos for general use. Within Videos, visitors can look over clips on data visualizations, Stats in Action, and a nice overview of World Statistics Day. Moving on, the Photos area contains sections such as Census History, Facts for Features, and Lifestyle that document the Bureau’s activities. Access to a range of radio features can be found within the Audio section. These features provide great information on the bureau’s latest statistical profiles and ongoing research.


[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 9, March 7, 2014]

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Feb 25 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Policy Beat
Republican Congressional Leaders Shelve Immigration Reform for 2014
The small window for enactment of a major U.S. immigration overhaul during 2014 seems to have closed. A trial balloon testing House Republicans’ willingness to proceed this year was quickly floated and dropped. Amid a focus on politics and timing, less noted was the reality that for the first time, House Republican leaders have affirmed support for a policy that would move the party closer to compromise over the most vexing question holding up immigration reform: what to do with the nation’s unauthorized immigrants.


Refugees and Asylees in the United States
In 2012, the United States granted humanitarian protection to more than 87,000 people, with grants of asylum up 19 percent and refugee admissions up 3 percent from a year earlier. This article provides a detailed look at the most recent refugee and asylum data in the United States, including country of origin, top states of settlement, and more.


[Source: Migration Information Source February 21, 2014] 

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