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Two Centuries of International Migration

Hatton, T and Ferrie, JP (2014) 'Two Centuries of International Migration.' In: Chiswick, B and Miller, P, (eds.) Handbook of the Economics of International Migration,1A The Immigrants. Elsevier, 53 - 88. ISBN 978-0-444-53764-5

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of trends and developments in international migration since the Industrial Revolution. We focus principally on long-distance migration to rich destination countries, the settler economies in the nineteenth century and later the OECD. The chapter describes the structure, direction, and determinants of migration flows and the assimilation experience of migrants. It also examines the impact of migration on destination and source countries, and explores the political economy behind the evolution of immigration policy. We provide an historical context for current debates on immigration and immigration policy and we conclude by speculating on future trends.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 13:15
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:42
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12232

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