Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

dr. S. (Sonja) Fransen

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference
  • Visiting address
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  
  • Postal address:
    Nieuwe Achtergracht  166
    1018 WV  Amsterdam


  • Fransen, S., & Bilgili, O. (2018). Who Reintegrates? The Constituents of Reintegration of Displaced Populations. Population Space and Place, 24(6).
  • Fransen, S., & Bundervoet, T. (2018). The educational impact of shocks in utero: Evidence from the Rwandan genocide. Economics & Human Biology, 29.
  • Fransen, S., & Caarls, K. (2018). Allowing refugees to work or not? In A. Weinar, S. Bonjour, & L. Zhyznomirska (Eds.), The Handbook on the Politics of Migration in Europe Routledge.
  • Fransen, S., Vargas-Silva, C., & Siegel, M. (2018). The Impact of Refugee Experiences on Education. IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 8(6).
  • Schewel, K. D., & Fransen, S. (2018). Formal education and migration aspirations in Ethiopia. Population and Development Review.
  • Bilgili, O., Fransen, S., Loschmann, C., & Siegel, M. (2018). Is the education of local children influenced by living nearby a refugee camp? Evidence from host communities in Rwanda. International Migration.


  • Fransen, S., Ruiz, I., & Vargas-Silva, C. (2017). Return migration and economic outcomes in the conflict context. World Development, 95.


  • Fransen, S., Ruiz, I., & Vargas-Silva, C. (2016). Return migration and economic outcomes in the conflict context. Households in Conflict Network.


  • 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).
  • 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.


  • 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 
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