The Age of Mass Migration: Causes and Economic Impact

The Age of Mass Migration: Causes and Economic Impact

by Timothy J. Hatton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195116518

ISBN-13: 9780195116519

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

About 55 million Europeans migrated to the New World between 1850 and 1914, landing in North and South America and in Australia. This mass migration marked a profound shift in the distribution of global population and economic activity. In this book, Timothy J. Hatton and Jeffrey G. Williamson describe the migration and analyze its causes and effects. Their study

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About 55 million Europeans migrated to the New World between 1850 and 1914, landing in North and South America and in Australia. This mass migration marked a profound shift in the distribution of global population and economic activity. In this book, Timothy J. Hatton and Jeffrey G. Williamson describe the migration and analyze its causes and effects. Their study offers a comprehensive treatment of a vital period in the modern economic development of the Western world. Moreover, it explores questions that we still debate today: Why does a nation's emigration rate typically rise with early industrialization? How do immigrants choose their destinations? Are international labor markets segmented? Do immigrants "rob" jobs from locals? What impact do migrants have on living standards in the host and sending countries? Did mass migration make an important contribution to the catching-up of poor countries on rich? Did it create a globalization backlash?

This work takes a new view of mass migration. Although often bold and controversial in method, it is the first to assign an explicitly economic interpretation to this important social phenomenon. The Age of Mass Migration will be useful to all students of migration, and to anyone interested in economic growth and globalization.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195116519
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1What This Book Is About3
2The Issues7
3Why Did Europeans Emigrate?32
4Cycles, Swings, and Shocks: Waiting to Make the Move59
5After the Famine: Irish Experience75
6Segmented Markets, Multiple Destinations: Italian Experience95
7Assimilating the Immigrant: An American Melting Pot?123
8Absorbing the Immigrant: The Impact on Americans154
9Labor Market Impact at Home: Ireland and Sweden178
10Labor Market Impact Abroad and Convergence206
11Mass Migration and Inequality Trends Within Countries231
12Coda: The Evolution of a Global Labor Market249
Notes253
References271
Index291

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