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Postwar Migration in Southern Europe, 1950-2000 : An Economic Analysis - Alessandra Venturini

Postwar Migration in Southern Europe, 1950-2000

An Economic Analysis

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780521640404
Number Of Pages: 302

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Managing migration promises to be one of the most difficult challenges of the 21st century. It will be even more difficult for South European countries, from which emigration has leveled off and to which immigration has become a significant economic issue. Southern Europe is close to other regions where the pressure to emigrate is intense: these regions have a high level of unemployment, above the European Union average, and a large informal sector, often 15-25 percent of their economies as a whole. This book analyzes the Southern European migration case using an economic approach. It combines a theoretical and an empirical approach on the fundamental migration issues - the decision to migrate, effects on the country of departure and country of destination, and the effectiveness of policies in managing migration. It also explores the transformation due to migration of Southern European countries in the 1980s and 1990s.

"...the complete treatment of the existing body of work on issues such as emigrants' remittances, competition and complementarity in labor markets, or the difficult reproduction of the labor population in Western Europe makes it a very up-to-date reference book on the economic aspects of actual migration waves in general." - Leen Beyers, Catholic University of Leuven

List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Evolution of Migration in Southern European Countries
The evolution of migration
Approaches to the analysis of migratory phenomena
The Choice to Migrate
Introduction
The evolution of migratory flows
Empirical tests
Final conclusions and implications for the flows of immigrants today
The effects of immigration on the receiving country
An overview of models by main themes
Complementarity and substitution
Effect of country of origin
Emigration and growth
Population and the labour market
Emigrantsae remittances
On the effectiveness of migration policies
Immigration policy in its strictest sense
Citizenship and naturalization
Integration policies: linguistic proficiency
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521640404
ISBN-10: 0521640407
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.61