List of Working Papers

Series editor: Mariña Fernández-Reino

The aim of the COMPAS Working Paper Series is to share new research in the field of migration with a wide audience of academics and policy practitioners. We welcome papers from any social science discipline that relate in some way to the COMPAS research agenda on migration.

COMPAS staff, Visiting Academics, Research Affiliates and DPhil students are invited to submit their research to the COMPAS Working Paper Series, but we welcome submissions from other academics and graduate students at the University of Oxford.

The working paper series is designed to communicate work-in-progress that will be eventually published as a journal article or book chapter. However, some journals do not admit papers that have been already published as working papers and may consider them ‘prior publication’. It is the responsibility of the authors to make sure that the publication in the COMPAS Working Paper Series does not risk their chances for future publication in a journal or book. If the working paper and journal article differ greatly, please ensure the title is different too.

All working papers will be reviewed by COMPAS staff.

Formatting guidelines

All submissions must include the following information:

– Title
– Author(s)’ name and contact details
– Abstract of 250 words
– The main text should not exceed 9,000 words, including references
– Tables, images and charts should be included within the text
– The bibliography may be in a style of your choosing as long as it is used consistently
– Line spacing of 1.5
– The following statement will be shown on the title page – ‘The views expressed in this document are those of its author and should not be regarded as representing the views of COMPAS.

Please submit files as word documents. COMPAS will format the text according to our Working Paper publication template.

Submissions should be sent to Mariña Fernández-Reino (



Local Responses to Migrants with Precarious Status: Frames, Strategies and Evolving Practices in Europe

Adrienne Homberger, Maren Kirchhoff, Marie-Laure Mallet, Ilker Ataç, Simon Güntner & Sarah Spencer


A Terrible Great Idea? COVID-19 ‘Vaccination Passports’ in the Spotlight

Oskar Josef Gstrein, Dimitry Vladimirovich Kochenov & Andrej Zwitter




Debt-migration and workers’ remittances

Gazi M. Hassan & Mark J. Holmes

Immigrant enforcement and children’s living arrangements

Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes & Esther Arenas-Arroyo

Internal borders and migration in India

Zovanga L. Kone, Maggie Y. Liu, Aaditya Mattoo, Çağlar Özden & Siddharth Sharma

Immigrant fertility in the midst of intensified enforcement

Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes & Esther Arenas-Arroyo



Re-thinking Immigrant Investment Funds

Alan Gamlen, Chris Kutarna, & Ashby Monk


The Effects of Immigration on NHS Waiting Times

Osea Giuntella, Catia Nicodemo & Carlos Vargas-Silva

Diasporas and Conflict

Nicholas Van Hear & Robin Cohen






Migration and Climate Change: An Overview

Etienne Piguet, Antoine Pécoud, Paul de Guchteneire


Coercion/Consent in Labour

Robert Steinfeld

Migrant Labour in Kazakhstan: A Cause for Concern?

Bridget Anderson, Blanka Hancilova


Why Engage Diasporas?

Alan Gamlen



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