The chapter, titled ‘Naturalization and the Socio-Economic Integration of Immigrants: a Life-Course Perspective', published in the Handbook on Migration and Social Policy, edited by G.P. Freeman and N. Mirilovic (Edward Elgar, 2016) received the award based on its valuable contribution to the migration and citizenship literature.
In the chapter, Peters and Vink discuss the literature on immigrant naturalization and its associated outcomes, and identify substantial empirical ambiguity. The chapter then develops a novel theoretical approach that draws on the sociological life course paradigm, whose concepts and principles provide a useful starting point to explain heterogeneous findings in the literature.
A paper published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies in 2016 by Peters and Vink, co-authored with Hans Schmeets, recently also received an honorable mention for the Best Article Award, by a different committee of the APSA migration and citizenship section.