International Handbooks of Population

International Handbook of Migration and Population Distribution

Editors: White, Michael J. (Ed.)

  • The first handbook to bring together both internal and international migration in the same publication
  • Includes a major focus on regional aspects of internal migration, international migration, immigration
  • Contributions by leading scholars from around the world
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About this book

This Handbook offers a comprehensive collection of essays that cover essential features of geographical mobility, from internal migration, to international migration, to urbanization, to the adaptation of migrants in their destinations. Part I of the collection introduces the range of theoretical perspectives offered by several social science disciplines, while also examining the crucial relationship between internal and international migration. Part II takes up methods, ranging from how migration data are best collected to contemporary techniques for analyzing such data. Part III of the handbook contains summaries of present trends across all world regions. Part IV rounds out the volume with several contributions assessing pressing issues in contemporary policy areas. The volume’s editor Michael J. White has spent a career studying the pattern and process of internal and international migration, urbanization and population distribution in a wide variety of settings, from developing societies to advanced economies. In this Handbook he brings together contributors from all parts of the world, gathering in this one volume both geographical and substantive expertise of the first rank. The Handbook will be a key reference source for established scholars, as well as an invaluable high-level introduction to the most relevant topics in the field for emerging scholars.

About the authors

Michael J White is the Robert E. Turner Distinguished Professor of Population Studies and Professor of Sociology at Brown University, where he is also an affiliate and past director of the Population Studies and Training Center. White is also Honorary Research Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.  He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he has served the Population Association of America and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population in a variety of capacities. White’s own research on migration and population distribution covers a wide array of topics, from urban residential segregation, to rural-urban migration in developing societies, to contemporary international migration and immigrant assimilation. His studies span most world regions and both developing and developed settings. Other recent books include Achieving Anew: How New Immigrants Do in American Schools, Jobs, and Neighborhoods (with J Glick; Russell Sage, 2009) and The Dynamics of Migration, Health and Livelihoods (co-edited with M Collinson, K Adazu, and S Findley; Ashgate, 2009). White is currently investigating the role that interregional migration plays in influencing health outcomes in South Africa.

Reviews

“This 27-chapter edited volume offers a comprehensive overview of the literature on migration and population distribution. … Each of the chapters in the volume has its own bibliography … . The volume succeeds admirably in its goal of providing a comprehensive state-of-the-knowledge.” (John Casterline, Population and Development Review, Vol. 42 (4), December, 2016)


Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Introduction: Contemporary Insights on Migration and Population Distribution

    White, Michael J.

    Pages 1-8

  • Perspectives on Migration Theory: Geography

    Wright, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 11-30

  • Perspectives on Migration Theory – Economics

    Greenwood, Michael J.

    Pages 31-40

  • Perspectives on Migration Theory—Anthropology

    Brettell, Caroline B.

    Pages 41-67

  • Perspectives on Migration Theory – Sociology and Political Science

    White, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 69-89

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7282-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7281-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Handbook of Migration and Population Distribution
Editors
  • Michael J. White
Series Title
International Handbooks of Population
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7282-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7282-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7281-5
Series ISSN
1877-9204
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 636
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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