Stein’s research focuses on issues of assimilation and integration among new immigrant groups. His research aims to identify causal relationships between host or sending country socio-structural characteristics on the potential migrant's decision to migrate and assimilate into the host country environment.
Stein completed his PhD program at York University in July 2018. As a part of his dissertation, Stein explored themes related to family dynamics and its influence on migration decisions on individuals within an extended family context, in addition to the role of co-ethnic networks in affecting assimilation rates among new immigrant groups in Canada.
Stein spent some years working in higher education administration; first with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and then recently with Humber College. His professional experience has provided him with modern data science skills to analyze large administrative and survey data sets. Stein also recently provided research support for a project at the International Growth Center (London School of Economics) to identify the impact of road building in rural areas of Ethiopia on village-level crop yields and income.
Working with linked administrative and survey data at Statistics Canada’s Research Data Centre, he aims to identify how the properties of typical social networks (i.e. network structure, interconnectedness, size and density) play a role in the process of integration among new immigrant groups.
(2022). Pre-Arrival Experience with Social Media, Settlement Service Usage and Post-Arrival Labour Market Outcomes. (external link) Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 1-20.
With Perzyna, M., Marshia, A., Ellis, C., Nalbandian, L., & Smith, C.D. (2022) (PDF file) Immigration policy ‘on the fly’: A critical review of pandemic policymaking in Canada. Working paper
(2022) Asymmetric information, credential assessment services and earnings of new immigrants (external link) , Journal of Applied Economics, 25:1, 687-714.
(2021) Cultural Assimilation: Learning and Sorting (external link) , Review of Economic Analysis, 13:2, 115-156.
(2020) COVID-19 is disrupting the migration of new talent to Canada (external link) , The Conversation.