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Eleanor Sohnen

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Eleanor Sohnen

Eleanor Sohnen was a Policy Analyst at MPI, where she worked for the Regional Migration Study Group. Her research interests include the interaction of source-country education and workforce systems and migration, and the social and economic integration of intraregional labor migrants in Latin America.

Ms. Sohnen previously served as a consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), implementing workforce development and capacity-building projects in public employment services and migration management. While at IDB, she co-authored Crossing Borders for Work: New Trends and Policies in Labor Migration in Latin America and the Caribbean, On the Other Side of the Fence: Changing Dynamics of Migration in the Americas (MPI, 2010), and The Financial Crisis and Latin American and Caribbean Labor Markets: Risks and Policy Responses (IDB, 2009).

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Migration from Latin America to the United States and Europe appears to have slowed in the wake of the recent global financial crisis. As Jacqueline Mazza and Eleanor Sohnen of the Inter-American Development Bank report, flows between Latin American countries expanded in the 1990s and are still growing, crisis or not, and some countries are taking a more regional approach to managing migration.