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International Migration : Prospects and Policies in a Global Market - Douglas S. Massey

International Migration

Prospects and Policies in a Global Market

By: Douglas S. Massey (Editor), J. Edward Taylor (Editor)

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Published: 1st March 2004
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International Migration: Prospects and Policies 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. As nations are structurally transformed by their incorporation into global markets, people are displaced from traditional livelihoods and become international migrants. In seeking to work abroad, they do not necessarily move to the closest or richest destination, but to places already connected to their countries of origin socially, economically, and politically. When they move, migrants rely heavily on social networks created by earlier waves of immigrants, and, in recent years, professional migration brokers have become increasingly common.Developing countries generally benefit from international migration because migrant savings and remittances provide foreign earnings to finance balance of payments deficits and make productive investments. Some developing nations have gone so far as to establish programs or ministries dedicated to the export of workers. Developed nations, in contrast, focus more on the social and economic costs of immigrants and seek to reduce their numbers, regulate their characteristics, and limit their access to social services. Over time, receiving nations have gravitated toward a similar set of restrictive policies, yielding undocumented migration as a worldwide phenomenon. Globalization also creates infrastructures of transportation, communication, and social networks to put developed societies within reach. In the latter, ageing populations and segmenting markets create a persistent demand for immigrant workers. All these trends are likely to intensify in the coming years to make immigration policy a key political issue in the twenty-first century.

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

ISBN: 9780199269006
ISBN-10: 0199269009
Series: International Studies in Demography
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.76