The Age of Mass Migration: Causes and Economic Impact

The Age of Mass Migration: Causes and Economic Impact

by Timothy J. Hatton, Jeffrey G. Williamson
     
 

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

Overview

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.

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

1. What This Book Is About
3(4)
2. The Issues
7(25)
3. Why Did Europeans Emigrate?
32(27)
4. Cycles, Swings, and Shocks: Waiting to Make the Move
59(16)
5. After the Famine: Irish Experience
75(20)
6. Segmented Markets, Multiple Destinations: Italian Experience
95(28)
7. Assimilating the Immigrant: An American Melting Pot?
123(31)
8. Absorbing the Immigrant: The Impact on Americans
154(24)
9. Labor Market Impact at Home: Ireland and Sweden
178(28)
10. Labor Market Impact Abroad and Convergence
206(25)
11. Mass Migration and Inequality Trends Within Countries
231(18)
12. Coda: The Evolution of a Global Labor Market
249(4)
Notes 253(18)
References 271(20)
Index 291

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