International Migration: Prospects and Policies in a Global Market

Hardcover | September 1, 2004

EditorDouglas S. Massey, J. Edward Taylor

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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 theexpansion 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 richestdestination, 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 tothe 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 ofrestrictive 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 comingyears to make immigration policy a key political issue in the twenty-first century.

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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 theexpansion and consolidation of global markets. As na...

J. Edward Taylor is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. He was an Appointed Member to the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform from 1995-97, and is author of a number of publications on migration. Douglas S. Massey is Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson S...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:406 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.07 inPublished:September 1, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. J. Edward Taylor and Douglas S. Massey: IntroductionPart I: Prospects2. Hania Zlotnik: Population Growth and International Migration3. Marek Okolski: The Effects of Political and Economic Transition on International Migration in Central and Eastern Europe4. Aderanti Adepoju: Trends in International Migration in and from Africa5. Graeme Hugo: International Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region: Emerging Trends and Issues6. Alicia Maguid: Immigration and the Labor Market in Metropolitan Buenos Aires7. Philip L. Martin: Mexican Migration to the United States: The Effect of NAFTA8. Min Zhou: Immigrants in the U.S. EconomyPart II: Policies in Sending Nations9. J. Edward Taylor: Remittances, Savings, and Development in Migrant-Sending Areas10. Graeme Hugo and Charles Stahl: Labor Export Strategies in Asia11. Manolo I. Abella: The Role of Recruiters in Labor Migration12. Graziano Battistella: Return Migration in the Philippines: Issues and Policies13. Richard Bedford: International Migration, Identity, and Development in Oceania: A Synthesis of IdeasPart III: Policies in Receiving Nations14. Guillermina Jasso: Policies and Immigrant Skills: Evidence from the U.S. Immigrant Cohorts of 1977, 1982, and 199415. Catherine Withol de Wenden: Admissions Policies in Europe16. Daniele Joly and Astri Suhrke: The New European Asylum Regime17. Martin Baldwin-Edwards: Immigrants and the Welfare State in Europe18. Michael Fix and Wendy Zimmermann: The Legacy of Welfare Reform for U.S. Immigrants19. Frank D. Bean and David A. Spener: Controlling International Migration through Enforcement: The Case of the United StatesPart IV: Prospects and Policies Reconsidered20. Douglas S. Massey and J. Edward Taylor: Back to the Future: Immigration Research, Immigration Policy, and Globalization in the Twenty-First Century