Workshop on Forced Migration Research: From Theory to Practice in Promoting Migrant Well-Being

Workshop on Forced Migration Research: From Theory to Practice in Promoting Migrant Well-Being


The Committee on Population will explore the causes and consequences of forced migration and population displacement on social, economic, health, and legal outcomes for refugees by holding a two-day public workshop in Washington, D.C. that will bring together stakeholders and experts in demography, public health, migration/immigration/refugees, and policy analysis/evaluation. The workshop will draw on demographic methods in life course, longitudinal analysis, and population estimation; and it will include perspectives from across the social sciences. The workshop will also address some of the domestic implications of international migration and refugee flows for the United States, such as issues relating to migrant resettlement or concerns regarding threats to national security. A rapporteur-authored proceedings (published by the National Academies Press) summarizing the workshop presentations and discussions will update what is known about available data and analyses on forced migration and refugee movements and will help to inform crucial public policy discussions about the impact of forced migration.