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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
Postal address
  • Postbus 15508
    1001 NA Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Publications


    • Bilgili, Ö., Loschmann, C., Fransen, S., & Siegel, M. (2019). Is the Education of Local Children Influenced by Living near a Refugee Camp? Evidence from Host Communities in Rwanda. International Migration, 57(4), 291-309. [details]
    • 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. [details]




    • 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.


    • 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., & 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.


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


    • 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. [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.


    • Schewel, K. D., de Haas, H. G., Fransen, S., Natter, K., & Vezzoli, S. (2020). Social Transformation. (MADE Project Paper; No. 16). International Migration Institute (IMI).
    • Schewel, K., & Fransen, S. (2020). Who aspires to stay? Immobility aspirations among youth in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam. (IMI Working Papers; No. 161), (MADE project paper; No. 12). Amsterdam: International Migration Institute (IMI). [details]


    • Fransen, S., & de Haas, H. (2019). The Volume and Geography of Forced Migration. (IMI Working Paper series; No. 156). Amsterdam: International Migration Institute Network. [details]


    • Schewel, K., & Fransen, S. (2018). Formal Education and Migration Aspirations in Ethiopia. (IMI working papers; No. 144), (MADE project paper; No. 2). Amsterdam: International Migration Institute Network. [details]
    • de Haas, H., & Fransen, S. (2018). Social transformation and migration: An empirical inquiry. (IMI Working Paper Series; Vol. 141), (MADE project paper; No. 1). International Migration Institute Network. [details]



    • 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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