These 21 national case studies of internal migration were written especially for this unusual and useful volume. . . . The resulting blend of the general and the particular, especially when viewed across the 21 countries, will be useful to a wide range of basic and applied social scientists. Choice
Social and economic change within countries can often be traced through the movement of population at the national level. The abandonment or return to inner cities, the volume of movement within and between rural and urban areas, the movement of the elderly, all of these factors and others combine to give us an important picture of national change.
The International Handbook on Internal Migration is a compilation of 21 case studies, each focusing on a different country, each written specifically for this book by an expert in the field. Extensively illustrated with tables and figures, the book will serve as an invaluable reference text. It will also be of great interest to students of the social sciences, especially sociology, economics, and geography.
About the Author
CHARLES B. NAM is Professor of Sociology and Research Associate, Center for the Study of Population, Florida State University. His expertise is the result of almost 40 years in the field, including work with the U.S. Bureau of the Census in 1950 and 1960.
WILLIAM J. SEROW is Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Population at Florida State University. He is the author of three previous books and numerous articles.
DAVID F. SLY is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Population, Florida State University. In addition to his work in the United States, he has lived and worked in Kenya, Holland, Belgium and Indonesia. He has written three previous books on population and migration.
Table of Contents
Federal Republic of Germany
The Soviet Union
The United Kingdom
The United States
Selected General Bibliography