Labor Mobility and the World Economy

Editors: Foders, Federico, Langhammer, Rolf J. (Eds.)

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An increasing number of landings of illegal migrants on the coast of Italy and Spain, but also the recent riots, car-burnings, and street battles that occurred all across France and that have been attributed to the migrant community, seem to indicate that migration is likely to stay high on the European policy agenda for some time. The flow of migrants from poor to rich countries does not, however, constitute a typically European problem. V. S. public policy has also been facing a continued (legal and illegal) inflow of labor from different regions, notably Mexico and other Latin American countries. And similar developments in other advanced countries (Australia, Canada) as weil as in selected fast-growing emerging markets in Eastern Europe and East Asia imply that these countries too are being compelled to adjust their public policies in order to relieve migratory pressures and deal with their consequences. The world economy already saw rising cross-border labor flows in the 1990s and most forecasts predict that South-North and South-South migration will re­ main at relatively high levels over the next decades and possibly even turn into a major global challenge for policy makers in the 21st century.

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From the reviews: “This book resulted from the 2004 Kiel Week Conference with the same title. The conference focussed on an important aspect of globalisation, namely the increase in cross-border migration for employment reasons. … a particular strength of this book is the set of thoughtful comments on each chapter. … this book makes an important and timely contribution to the literature on the economics of international migration. … the chapters and the commentary together provide good stepping stones for further research on each of the topics.” (Jacques Poot, Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 87 (2), June, 2008)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • International Migration in the Long Run: Positive Selection, Negative Selection, and Policy

    Hatton, Timothy J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Modelling Migration and Development in Economic History and Geography

    Barry, Frank

    Pages 35-45

  • Comment on Frank Barry

    Hatton, Timothy J.

    Pages 46-50

  • Immigration and Wages in General Equilibrium: A Theoretical Perspective

    Felbermayr, Gabriel (et al.)

    Pages 51-80

  • Comment on Gabriel Felbermayr and Wilhelm Kohler

    Silva, Joaquim Ramos

    Pages 81-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Labor Mobility and the World Economy
Editors
  • Federico Foders
  • Rolf J. Langhammer
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31045-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-31045-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-31044-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06820-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 357
Topics