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Migration and the International Labor Market 1850-1939 - Timothy J. Hatton

Migration and the International Labor Market 1850-1939

By: Timothy J. Hatton (Editor), Jeffrey G. Williamson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd September 1994
ISBN: 9780415107693
Number Of Pages: 312

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Although much has been written on the historical role of immigration, it has largely focused on social rather than economic history. "Migration and the International Labour Market 1850-1939" concentrates on the two central aspects of international migration--the forces which cause it and its economic effect. The contributors are drawn from a wide range of countries representing both the underdeveloped and the developed world, each of them examining and testing the validity of migration theories in a historical setting. In some cases migration is viewed from a comparative perspective--an approach which is facilitated by data on internationally comparable real wages. The authors also look at the responsiveness of migration from different countries, international wage differentials and the degree of international labor market integration. A number of chapters examine the impact of migration on real wage growth and economic convergence between original and destination countries--issues which remain at the heart of debates over international migration policy.

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..."by articulating the lessons of history in terms of current policy issues, this volume provides a solid basis for future work bridging the gaps between history and modern labor economics.... The quality of the empirical analyses is high and the selection of topics is interesting." -Carmel U. Chiswick, "Journal of Economic Literature

Table of Contents
International Migration 1850-1939: A Survey
Why Did They Migrate?
Labor Markets, Internal and External Migration: Europe 1850-1913
Late-Comers to Mass Migration: The Latin Experience
Italian Emigration in the Pre-War Period
Mass Migration to Distant Southern Shores: Argentina and Australia, 1870-1939
How Were They Absorbed?
Foreign Immigration and the French Labor Force, 1896-1926
Immigration and Emigration: Canada in the Late Nineteenth Century
International Migration and the Evolution of Prairie Labor Markets in Canada, 1900-1930
Immigrants and Emigrants: International Migration and the US Labor Market in the Great Depression
What Was Their Impact?
Mass Migration, Commodity Market Integration and Real Wage Convergence: the Late-Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Economy
The Impact of Emigration on Real Wages in Ireland, 1850-1914
Wage Effects of Immigration in Late-Nineteenth-Century Australia
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ISBN: 9780415107693
ISBN-10: 0415107695
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 22nd September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1