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The Economics of Immigration

Theory and Policy

Bodvarsson, Örn B., Van den Berg, Hendrik

2009

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    • Brings to light the causes and consequences of immigration
    • A complex phenomenon viewed from a long-run, dynamic, and interdisciplinary perspective
    • Fills a long lasting gap in the economic literature of immigration

"The Economics of Immigration. Theory and Policy" is written as a both a reference for researchers and as a textbook on the economics of immigration. It is aimed at two audiences: (1) researchers who are interested in learning more about how economists approach the study of human migration flows; and (2) graduate students taking a course on migration or a labor economics course where immigration is one of the subfields studied. The book covers the economic theory of immigration, which explains why people move across borders and details the consequences of such movements for the source and destination economies. The book also describes immigration policy, providing both a history of immigration policy in a variety of countries and using the economic theory of immigration to explain the determinants and consequences of the policies. The timing of this book coincides with the emergence of immigration as a major political and economic issue in the USA, Japan Europe and many developing countries.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Ethnicity - Immigration - Immigration Policy - International - Migration Policy - Policy - Wages - international migration - migration

Related subjects » Economic Theory - Labor Economics - Population Economics - Population Studies

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Part I: Immigartion Theroy and Evidence.- The Determinants of International Migration: Theory.- Why People Immigrate: The Evidence.- Who Immigrates? Theory and Evidence.- The Effects of Immigration on the Destination Economy: The Theory.- How Immigration Impacts the Destination Economy: The Evidence.- Estimating Immigration's Impact: Accounting fro all Adjustments.- Immigartion and the Source Country.- Economic Growth and Immigration.- Part II: Immigration Issues and Cases.- Temporary Immigration, Involuntary Immigration, and Other Variations on the Standard Model.- Unauthorized Immigration.- Hispanic Immigration to the United States.- Part III: Immigration Policy: Introduction.- Immigration Policy in the United States.- Immigration Policy in Canada.- Immigration Policy in Europe.- Conclusions and Final Obersvations.

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