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Migration and Economic Development : Population Economics - Klaus Zimmermann

Migration and Economic Development

Population Economics

By: Klaus Zimmermann (Editor)

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Published: 10th July 1992
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Klaus F. Zimmermann Migration has become a topic of substantial interest in Europe in recent years. Part of this interest is driven by the important political changes in East Europe and the potential threat of large East-West migration waves. However, due to the large differences in economic development a substantial migration pressure is also expected from the South of Europe as of other parts of the world. The global migration potential towards the higher developed areas has reached about 80 to 100 million people. Thereof, about 60 million would like to move permanently, 20 million temporarily and about 15 million are refugees and asylum seekers and approximately 30 million are iIIegals. The book consists of eight papers which are allocated to five parts: Theoretical Models (Part I), Performance of Migrants (Part 11), Migration Within Developing Countries (Part IV) and Immigration Policy (Part V)' Each paper begins with a brief summary of its content. Part I, Theoretical Models, contains first "A Microeconomic Zlmm.r-mann VI Model of Migration" by Siegfried Berninghaus and Hans-GUnther Seifert-Vogt. They study migration decision making under incomplete information and apply it to empirically relevant phenomena. The second paper by Gerhard Schmitt-Rink "Migration and International Factor Price Equalization" demonstrates that international migration tends to equalize national factor prices and factor shares even in the absence of international trade. In Part II, Performance of Migrants, Lucie Merkle and Klaus F.

I. Theoretical Models.- A Microeconomic Model of Migration.- Migration and International Factor Price Equalization.- II. Performance of Migrants.- Savings and Remittances: Guestworkers in West Germany.- III. Effects of Emigration on the Sending Country.- The Impact of International Labor Migration for Turkey.- IV. Migration Within Developing Countries.- Rural -Urban Migration. On the Allocation of Risks in Developing Countries.- Place of Birth and Past Place of Residence in South Korea: Methodological Considerations for Migration Research.- V. Immigration Policy.- Migration Pressure in Germany: Past and Future.- The Economic Consequences of Selective Immigration Policies.- List of Contributors.

ISBN: 9783540555575
ISBN-10: 3540555579
Series: Population Economics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 265
Published: 10th July 1992
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.65