Integrating Immigrants as a Tool for Broad Development

Project Info

Principal Investigators

Cátia Batista (Nova SBE)
Sónia Dias (ENSP)
Julia Seither (U Chicago and UCEMA)

Project Coordinator

Sara Queirós (Nova SBE)


Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)



About this Project

Immigration can contribute importantly to the sustainable economic growth of ageing host countries like Portugal. The challenge for this policy to succeed is the integration of immigrants. This project proposes to experimentally evaluate the impact of an active immigrant integration program using a randomized control trial to be implemented among immigrants residing in the Greater Lisbon and their relatives in Cape Verde. The program to be evaluated will be multi-dimensional, and is expected to promote better quality employment of migrants, better access and usage of health and education services, and to improve other integration indicators.