International Migration: Prospects and Policies in a Global Market / Edition 1

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This study offers a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of global patterns of international migration and the policies employed to manage the flows. It shows that international migration is not rooted in poverty or rapid population growth, but in the expansion and consolidation of global markets. The insertion of non-market societies into global networks of trade unleashes structural transformations that displace people to create migrants. Globalization also creates infrastructures of transportation, communication, and social networks to put developed societies within reach.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199269006
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/3/2004
  • Series: International Studies in Demography Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Edward Taylor is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. He was an Appointed Member to the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform from 1995-97, and is author of a number of publications on migration. Douglas S. Massey is Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, Princeton University. He is author of a number of publications on migration, Latin American society, and urban sociology.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, J. Edward Taylor and Douglas S. Massey
Part I: Prospects
2. Population Growth and International Migration, Hania Zlotnik
3. The Effects of Political and Economic Transition on International Migration in Central and Eastern Europe, Marek Okólski
4. Trends in International Migration in and from Africa, Aderanti Adepoju
5. International Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region: Emerging Trends and Issues, Graeme Hugo
6. Immigration and the Labor Market in Metropolitan Buenos Aires, Alicia Maguid
7. Mexican Migration to the United States: The Effect of NAFTA, Philip L. Martin
8. Immigrants in the U.S. Economy, Min Zhou
Part II: Policies in Sending Nations
9. Remittances, Savings, and Development in Migrant-Sending Areas, J. Edward Taylor
10. Labor Export Strategies in Asia, Graeme Hugo and Charles Stahl
11. The Role of Recruiters in Labor Migration, Manolo I. Abella
12. Return Migration in the Philippines: Issues and Policies, Graziano Battistella
13. International Migration, Identity, and Development in Oceania: A Synthesis of Ideas, Richard Bedford
Part III: Policies in Receiving Nations
14. Policies and Immigrant Skills: Evidence from the U.S. Immigrant Cohorts of 1977, 1982, and 1994, Guillermina Jasso
15. Admissions Policies in Europe, Catherine Withol de Wenden
16. The New European Asylum Regime, Daniele Joly and Astri Suhrke
17. Immigrants and the Welfare State in Europe, Martin Baldwin-Edwards
18. The Legacy of Welfare Reform for U.S. Immigrants, Michael Fix and Wendy Zimmermann
19. Controlling International Migration through Enforcement: The Case of the United States, Frank D. Bean and David A. Spener
Part IV: Prospects and Policies Reconsidered
20. Back to the Future: Immigration Research, Immigration Policy, and Globalization in the Twenty-First Century, Douglas S. Massey and J. Edward Taylor

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