Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/35034
Type: Book
Title: Worlds in motion : Understanding international migration at the End of the millennium
Author: Massey, D.
Arango, J.
Hugo, G.
Kouaouci, A.
Pellegrino, A.
Taylor, J.
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Publisher Place: USA
Issue Date: 2005
ISBN: 0199282765
9780199282760
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Douglas S. Massey, Joaquin Arango, Graeme Hugo, Ali Kouaouci, Adela Pellegrino and J. Edward Taylor
Abstract: 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.
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.
Keywords: Emigration; immigration
Description: Originally published 1998 ISBN 0198294425
RMID: 0020063856
Appears in Collections:Geography, Environment and Population publications
Australian Population and Migration Research Centre publications

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