The Economics of Immigration

Theory and Policy

Authors: Bodvarsson, Örn B., Van den Berg, Hendrik

    • 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
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About this Textbook

"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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction to Immigration Economics

    Bodvarsson, Örn B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • The Determinants of International Migration: Theory

    Bodvarsson, Örn B. (et al.)

    Pages 27-57

  • Why People Immigrate: The Evidence

    Bodvarsson, Örn B. (et al.)

    Pages 59-77

  • Who Immigrates? Theory and Evidence

    Bodvarsson, Örn B. (et al.)

    Pages 79-106

  • The Effects of Immigration on the Destination Economy: The Theory

    Bodvarsson, Örn B. (et al.)

    Pages 107-132

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Immigration
Book Subtitle
Theory and Policy
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-77796-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77796-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 428
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations
Topics