Migration: Economic Change, Social Challenge

Hardcover | May 21, 2015

EditorChristian Dustmann

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The changing economic reality of the last decades has prompted large movements of people across and within national borders, which, in turn, have given rise to new opportunities and challenges. This volume addresses a number of key aspects of these developments, by bringing together a uniquecollection of chapters, written by leading scholars from three different disciplines: economics, sociology, and political science. The first part of the book - Economic Change - starts with two case studies: The mass migration from the former Soviet Union to Israel in the early 1990s, and the mass migration from rural to urban areas in China that started in the mid 1990s. The final chapter of the first part provides a thoroughintroduction and overview into methodologies that can help to address numerous issues faced by researchers working with migration data, of the type underlying the analysis in the first two chapters. The second part of the book - Social Challenge - discusses how societies are shaped by immigration. It investigates the pitfalls of policies that do not take account of the implications for decisions of individual migrants; explores the important aspect of family re-unification and discusses whethersociety should follow a path towards a multicultural society or a society that forces newcomers to adopt existing cultures. Finally, this volume ponders whether the diversity created through migration impacts negatively on the societal structure of the receiving countries. These chapters together, written by some of the foremost experts in the areas, provide intriguing insights into the complexity of migratory phenomena and the challenges to policy and society at large.

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The changing economic reality of the last decades has prompted large movements of people across and within national borders, which, in turn, have given rise to new opportunities and challenges. This volume addresses a number of key aspects of these developments, by bringing together a uniquecollection of chapters, written by leading sc...

Christian Dustmann is Professor at the Department of Economics, University College London. He is Director of CReAM, the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration and has been the scientific Director of the NORFACE programme on migration. Professor Dustmann has been the President of the European Society of Population Economics (200...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pagesPublished:May 21, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Christian Dustmann: Migration: Economic Change, Social ChallengePart One: Economic Change2. Sarit Cohen Goldner, Zvi Eckstein, and Yoram Weiss: The Immigration from the former Soviet Union to Israel: Evidence and Interpretation3. Paul Frijters, Bob Gregory, and Xin Meng: The Role of Rural Migrants in the Chinese Urban Economy4. David McKenzie: Learning about Migration through ExperimentsPart Two: Social Challenge5. Guillermina Jasso and Mark R. Rosenzweig: No Child Left Behind? US Immigration and Divided Families6. Douglas S. Massey: Uninformed Policies and Reactionary Politics: A Cautionary Tale from the United States7. Jack Citrin: Are We All Now Multiculturalists, Assimilationists, Both, or Neither?8. Alejandro Portes and Erik Vickstrom: Diversity, Social Capital, and Cohesion