The migrant/asylum-seeker dichotomy has tended to obscure family migration. Family migration, gendered as female, was for many years imagined as secondary to labour and asylum migration, both gendered as male. It is now receiving more academic and policy attention. People may enter to join existing family members, or to become attached to a family through marriage or adoption. In some cases they may enter with temporary migrants.


Marriage Migration and Integration

Katharine Charsley, Marta Bolognani, Evelyn Ersanilli & Sarah Spencer

The Migration Debate

Sarah Spencer


Marriage Migration and Integration

Katharine Charsley, Sarah Spencer, Hiranthi Jayaweera, Marta Bolognani & Evelyn Ersanilli

The COMPAS Approach

Ben Gidley, Rob McNeil and Emma Newcombe

Journal Articles

Working Papers

Other Publications


Equality for whom?

Sarah Spencer | 2010 – 2011

Exploring Migration: Research and Drama in Schools

Bridget Anderson, Vanessa Hughes and Ida Persson | October 2014 – September 2015

Impact of Admission Criteria on the Integration of Migrants (IMPACIM)

Sarah Spencer and Caroline Oliver | December 2011 – October 2012

Integration Policies: Who Benefits?

Ben Gidley | November 2013 – April 2015

Marriage Migration and Integration

Sarah Spencer and Hiranthi Jayaweera | 2013 – 2015

Online Tool to Improve the Assessment of Destitute Families’ Eligibility for Support

Sarah Spencer and Jacqui Broadhead | May 2016 - May 2019