Financial Biographies, Volume 2

By Kim Wilson et. al. This collection of profiles, Volume II, Financial Biographies of People Coping with New Surroundings, takes

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Reckoning with Reality: Five Key Findings from the FIND Research

By Joscha Albert, Swati Mehta Dhawan, Dr. Karen Jacobsen, Lisa Klinger, María Teresa Nagel, Radha Rajkotia, Barri Shorey, Anneleen Vos, Cate Wanjala, Kim Wilson,

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Finance in Displacement: Joint Lessons Report

By Kim Wilson (Tufts University) and Hans-Martin Zademach (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt) Managing finances is challenging for most people, but it is

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Supporting the Financial Health of Refugees: The Finance in Displacement (FIND) Study in Uganda and Mexico

By Karen Jacobsen and Kim Wilson One of the biggest challenges facing refugees and migrants is navigating the livelihoods and

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Integration in Different Family Structures

By Maria Teresa Nagel, under the supervision of Kim Wilson.
When it comes to migration, broad classifications are abundant. Refugees and migrants are often seen as a monolithic mass, which encourages policy makers to essentialize migration as they search for the single solution to this complex phenomenon. Nowhere is this truer than in Tijuana, Mexico, the location of our study. There and elsewhere, immigrants are thought to be driven by the same motivations, threatened by the same risks, and in need of the same remedies. In this essay, I aim to highlight some key differences in the experiences of Central American migrants in Tijuana, focusing on the impact family structure has on migrants’ experiences living in that city.

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