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Worlds in motion : understanding international migration at the end of the millenium / Douglas S. Massey ... [et al.]
Bib ID 2471573
Format BookBook
Description Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998 
xiv, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0198294425
Series

International studies in demography.

Summary

Worlds in Motion seeks to create a comprehensive theory of international migration for the next century. After explicating the various propositions and hypotheses of current theories, and identifying areas of complementarity and conflict, the authors review empirical research emanating from each of the world's principal international migration systems: North America, Western Europe, the Gulf, Asia and the Pacific, and the Southern Cone of South America. Using data from the 1980s, levels and patterns of migration within each system are described to define their structure and organization. Specific studies are then comprehensively surveyed to evaluate the fundamental propositions of neoclassical economics, the new economics of labour migration, segmented labour market theory, world systems theory, social capital theory, and the theory of cumulative causation.

Full contents
  • 1. New Migrations, New Theories
  • 2. Contemporary Theories of International Migration
  • 3. Understanding the North American System
  • 4. Coming to Terms with European Immigration
  • 5. Labour Migration in the Gulf System
  • 6. Theory and Reality in Asia and the Pacific
  • 7. International Migration in South America
  • 8. International Migration and National Development
  • 9. International Migration and Community Development
  • 10. Conclusions for the Next Century.
 
Notes

A collaborative product of over 4 years of work by members of the Committee on South-North Migration of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-347) and index.

Subjects Emigration and immigration.
Other authors/contributors Massey, Douglas S  |  International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. Committee on South-North Migration

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