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dr. S. (Sonja) Fransen

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
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Postal address
  • Postbus 15508
    1001 NA Amsterdam
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  • Publications


    • Bilgili, O., Fransen, S., Loschmann, C., & Siegel, M. (2019). Is the education of local children influenced by living nearby a refugee camp? Evidence from host communities in Rwanda. International Migration. DOI: 10.1111/imig.12541
    • Fransen, S., & Caarls, K. (2019). Allowing refugees to work or not? Policies and the economic integration of refugees in the EU. In A. Weinar, S. Bonjour, & L. Zhyznomirska (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook on the Politics of Migration in Europe (pp. 348-362). (Routledge International Handbooks). London: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781315512853-33 [details]


    • Schewel, K., & Fransen, S. (2018). Formal Education and Migration Aspirations in Ethiopia. Population and Development Review, 44(3), 555-587. DOI: 10.1111/padr.12159 [details]
    • Fransen, S., & Bilgili, O. (2018). Who Reintegrates? The Constituents of Reintegration of Displaced Populations. Population Space and Place, 24(6), [e2140]. DOI: 10.1002/psp.2140
    • Fransen, S., & Bundervoet, T. (2018). The educational impact of shocks in utero: Evidence from the Rwandan genocide. Economics & Human Biology, 29, 88-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2018.01.005
    • Fransen, S., Vargas-Silva, C., & Siegel, M. (2018). The Impact of Refugee Experiences on Education: evidence from Burundi. IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 8(6). DOI: 10.1186/s40176-017-0112-4


    • Fransen, S., Ruiz, I., & Vargas-Silva, C. (2017). Return migration and economic outcomes in the conflict context. World Development, 95, 196-210. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.02.015


    • Fransen, S. (2015). Remittances, bonds and bridges: Remittances and social capital investments in Burundi. Journal of Development Studies, 51(10).
    • Fransen, S. (2015). The socio-economic sustainability of refugee return: Insights from Burundi. Population Space and Place.


    • Fransen, S., & Kuschminder, K. (2014). Lessons learned from refugee return settlement policies in Africa: A case study on Burundi's Rural Integrated Villages approach. Refugee Survey Quarterly, 33(1).
    • Fransen, S., & Mazzucato, V. (2014). Remittances and household wealth after conflict: A case study on urban Burundi. World Development, 60.
    • Brown, R., Carling, J., Fransen, S., & Siegel, M. (2014). Measuring remittances through surveys: Methodological and conceptual issues for survey researchers and data analysts. Demographic Research, 31(41).


    • Fransen, S., & Siegel, M. (2013). New technologies in remittances sending: Opportunities for mobile remittances in Afric. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 5(5), 423-438. DOI: 10.1080/20421338.2013.837287
    • Caarls, K., Fransen, S., & Ruben, R. (2013). Can migratory contacts and remittances contribute to reconciliation and reconstruction in Rwanda? International Migration, 51.


    • Fransen, S., & Kuschminder, K. (2012). Back to the land: The long-term challenges of refugee return and reintegration in Burundi. (242 ed.) Geneva: UNHCR.


    • de Haas, H. G., & Fransen, S. (2018). Social transformation and migration: An empirical inquiry. IMIn Working Paper Series.


    • Fransen, S., & Siegel, M. (2016). Reintegration of First- and Second-Generation Children Returned to Burundi: A Multidimensional Approach. In M. O. Ensor, & E. M. Goździak (Eds.), Children and Forced Migration: Durable Solutions During Transient Years (pp. 127-151). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40691-6_6 [details]

    Journal editor

    • Fransen, S. (editor) (2018-2022). International Migration Institute Network (Publisher).


    • Fransen, S. (participant) (8-2017). Coordinator of the Migration and Ethnic Studies track of the Sociology Master (other).


    • Fransen, S. (2015). The social and economic effects of remittances and return migration in conflict-affected states


    • de Haas, H. G., & Fransen, S. (2018). Social Transformation and Migration: An Empirical Enquiry. (IMI Network Working Paper Series). International Migration Institute Network.


    • Fransen, S., Vargas, C., & Siegel, M. (2016). The Inter-Generational Impact of Conflict and Forced Displacement on Education: Evidence from Burundi. SSRN. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2755540


    • Fransen, S., Ruiz, I., & Vargas-Silva, C. (2015). Return migration and economic outcomes in the conflict context. (pp. 42, [2]). (HiCN working paper; No. 203). Brighton: Households in Conflict Network.
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