Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity

Research Publications of Group Members

Ted McDonald (University of New Brunswick)

McDonald, JT, M Farnworth and Z Liu (2017) Cancer and the healthy immigrant effect: a statistical analysis of cancer diagnosis using a linked Census-cancer registry administrative database. BMC Public Health. 17:296. DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4190-2

Work in progress:

Retention and health service use of immigrants to New Brunswick, Canada: an analysis using administrative data
(Funded as part of the SSHRC-IRCC funding program on Syrian refugees). This paper was also presented at the 19th National Metropolis meeting in Montreal (March 2017).

Temporary Residents in New Brunswick and Their Transition to Permanent Residency (funded by the NB Department of Postsecondary Education, Training and Labour)


Howard Ramos (Dalhousie University)


Henry, Frances, Enakshi Dua, Carl James, Audrey Kobayashi, Peter Li, Howard Ramos, and Malinda Smith. 2017. The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Refereed journal articles:

Wilkes, Rima, Aaron Duong*, Linc Kesler, and Howard Ramos. 2017. “Canadian University Acknowledgment and Recognition of Indigenous Lands, Treaties, and Peoples.” Canadian Review of Sociology 54(1): 89-120.

Frances Henry, Enakshi Dua, Audrey Kobayashi, Carl James, Peter Li, Howard Ramos, and Malinda S Smith. 2016. “Race, Racialization, and Indigeneity in Canadian Universities.” Race, Ethnicity and Education.

*Gosse, Meghan, Howard Ramos, *Paul Pritchard, Martha Radice, and Jill Grant. 2016. “What Affects Perceptions of Neighbourhood Change?” Canadian Geographer. DOI: 10.1111/cag.12324.

Book chapters:

Ramos, Howard, Martha Crago, Karim Kimmer. 2017. “Forward.” In Schriftenreihe; Structural Context of Refugees in Canada and Germany, Anette Korntheuer, Paul Pritchard, and Débora B. Maehler [eds.] (Volume 15). Berlin: GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Ramos, Howard and Peter Li. 2017. “Differences in Representation and Employment Income of Racialized University Professors.” In The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities, Frances Henry et al. [eds]. Vancouver: UBC Press.

*Wijesingha, Rochelle and Howard Ramos. 2017. “Academic Production, Reward, and Perceptions of Racialized Faculty.” In The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities, Frances Henry et al. [eds]. Vancouver: UBC Press.


Ramos, Howard and *Paul Pritchard. 2016. A Framework Assessing and Measuring the Needs and Integration of Syrian Refugee Children and Youth in Canada. Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. Ottawa, ON.

*Bryan, Catherine; Patrick McGrath; Howard Ramos (PI); Madine VanderPlaat; and Yoko Yoshdia. 2016. Independent Evaluation of the Immigrant Settlement Association of Nova Scotia’s Welcome Ambassador Training. Halifax, NS.

Magazine articles:

Ramos, Howard. 2016. “Immigrants Do Well in Nova Scotia and Provide Opportunities for Business.” Business Voice. (May) 25(4): 24.

Yoshida, Yoko; Howard Ramos; and Madine VanderPlaat. 2016. “How do the Economic Outcomes of Economic versus Family Sponsored Immigrants Compare?” Canadian Diversity 13(1): 25-29.


Ramos, Howard and Michael Ungar. 2016. “What Refugee Kidss Need From Us –Now and Years from Now.” New Canadian Media (May 15 -reprint).

Ramos, Howard and Michael Ungar. 2016. “What Refugee Kidss Need From Us –Now and Years from Now.” iPolitics (May 14).

Ramos, Howard. 2016. “Myth Busting in Nova Scotia.” New Canadian Media (February 16).

Work in progress:

* Pritchard, Paul, Howard Ramos, *Meghan Gosse, Martha Radice, and Jill Grant. Revise and resubmit. “An Accessible Index of Economic, Social and Physical Neighbourhood Change.” Housing Studies.

* Pritchard, Paul, Howard Ramos. In review. “What do we know about research on refugee children and youth integration in Canada?” Immigration, Racial and Ethnic Studies in 150 Years of Canada: Retrospects and Prospects. Edited by Lloyd Wong and Shibao Guo. Thousand Oaks: Sage.


Casey Warman (Dalhousie University)

Casey Warman & Christopher Worswick, 2016. "Immigrant Category of Admission of the Parents and Outcomes of the Children: How far does the Apple Fall?," CReAM Discussion Paper Series 1618, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.


Ather H. Akbari (Saint Mary’s University)

Blog: Halifax A Welcoming City (International Observatory of Mayors for Living Together).

Work in progress

Immigration and regional economic growth (with Azad Haider)

Returns to Human Capital of Immigrants and Non-immigrants in Atlantic Canada and Rest of Canada (with Martha MacDonald)

Homeownership among Visible Minority Immigrants in Canada.