International Migration and Development in the Americas

Symposium on International Migration in the Americas, San José, Costa Rica, September 2000

Author: CELADE (Organization). División de Población

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211213287

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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This publication contains the presentations, comments, conclusions and final panel review of the Symposium on International Migration in the Americas, held in September 2000. This book is structured to match the five broad topics into which the sessions were divided: (i) Migratory trends and patterns in the Americas; (ii) Relations between migration and development; (iii) Governance of migration and multilateral diplomacy; (iv) Economic and social importance of migration; and (v) Human rights of migrants. The final panel review reflects the most important aspects of the symposium and concludes that holding such an event heralds major progress in addressing the many issues raised by international migration in the Americas.
Posted in Business & Economics

Free Markets, Open Societies, Closed Borders?

Trends in International Migration and Immigration Policy in the Americas

Author: Max J. Castro

Publisher: University of Miami North South Center Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 1307

Latin American and Caribbean immigration into the USA now accounts for half of all immigrants entering the country. In this volume, contributors analyze the tightening immigration policies in the USA and Canada alongside their promotion of free trade and hemispheric integration.
Posted in Political Science

International Migration and Development in East Asia and the Pacific

Author: Ahmad Ahsan,Manolo Abella,Andrew Beath,Yukon Huang,Trang Van Nguyen

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821399578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 3096

The East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region has an international emigrant population of more than 21 million people who remitted US$112 billion to their home countries in 2013. The region also hosts more than 7 million migrant workers, mostly from other Asian countries. These migrant workers account for 20 percent or more of the labor force in economies such as Malaysia and Singapore and thus play a significant role in the economies of the labor-receiving countries. An aging population in many East Asian countries will create significant labor shortages, leading to greater demand for migrant workers. For these reasons, international labor mobility is emerging as an important development issue in East Asia, with important implications for reducing poverty and supporting sustainable economic development in the region. In this context, International Migration and Development in East Asia and the Pacific analyzes the impact of migration on development of the EAP region and examines how international migration should be managed in East Asia in a way that supports development goals while simultaneously protecting the rights of migrants. The study covers trends in international migration in East Asia and overarching regional issues such as the links between macroeconomic management and remittances and the role of demographic trends in migration; the economic impact of migration and remittances on labor-sending countries and labor-receiving countries; the migration industry; and the policies and institutions that govern migration. This report shows that in labor-sending countries remittances help reduce poverty significantly by increasing income for migrants’ families. At the country level, remittances have a significant role in helping finance trade deficits and in bolstering reserves, not only in the small Pacific Island economies but also in large economies such as Vietnam and the Philippines. For labor-receiving countries, such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong SAR, China, migrant workers form a significant part of the workforce, especially in labor-intensive manufacturing, construction, plantation agriculture, fishing, and household services. Migrant workers thus help relieve labor shortages, boost output, and maintain competitiveness. The role of migrant workers will become more important in the future given the rapid population aging in many labor-receiving East Asian countries. Given these factors, the key question concerning international migration in East Asia and the Pacific is not whether it is desirable but how it should be managed in the future. International Migration and Development in East Asia and the Pacific discusses a range of policy options in both labor-sending and labor-receiving countries to address this question.
Posted in Business & Economics

Wohlstand und Armut der Nationen

Warum die einen reich und die anderen arm sind

Author: David Landes

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641051118

Category: History

Page: 688

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Das Standardwerk zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte Kaum eine Frage ist umstrittener und stärker mit Ideologie befrachtet als die, warum manche Länder wirtschaftlich äußerst erfolgreich sind, während andere unfähig scheinen, aus ihrer Armut herauszufinden. Liegt es am Klima? An der Kultur? An der Politik? In seiner umfassenden Geschichte über die Weltwirtschaft der letzten sechshundert Jahre entwickelt David Landes Antworten auf diese Fragen und bietet zugleich ein Standardwerk zur Geschichte der Weltwirtschaft.
Posted in History

International Migration and Development in Eastern and Southern Africa

Author: Bariagaber, Assefaw

Publisher: OSSREA

ISBN: 9994455761

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 7772

The impact of international migration, both South-South as well as South-North, on the economic, social and political life of the people in Eastern and Southern Africa [was] not well documented and studied,- and 'the evidence-base for policy on migration and development [was] very weak.' With this in mind, OSSREA's invitation to conduct a study on international migration in Africa had the following objectives: To analyze the nature and type of South-South migration, focusing on issues, such as brain gain and/or brain drain, remittance flows, technical know-how transfers, violations of the right of African migrants and gender dimensions of migration; To investigate the dynamics of migration from Eastern and Southern Africa to the Arab Gulf States as well as to developed countries, focusing on the skills of migrants, brain gain and/or drain, remittance flows, technical know-how transfers, violations of the rights of African migrants and gender dimension of migrants; and to assess the successes, impediments and challenges of African international migrants from Eastern and Southern Africa and to formulate policy recommendations to maximize the gains and minimize the costs associated with international migration in Africa.
Posted in Social Science

International Migration and the Global Community

A Forum on the Report of the Global Commission on International Migration

Author: Joseph Chamie,Mary G. Powers

Publisher: Hammersmith Press

ISBN: 1577030478

Category: Political Science

Page: 137

View: 1042

Posted in Political Science

Continental Divides: International Migration in the Americas

Author: Katharine M. Donato,Jonathan Hiskey,Jorge Durand,Douglas S. Massey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412991870

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 7167

Since Mexico-U.S. migration represents the largest sustained migratory flow between two nations worldwide, much of the theoretical and empirical work on migration has focused on this single case. In the last few decades, however, migration has emerged as a critical issue across all nations in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the region seeing its position changed from a net migrant-receiving region to one that now stands as one of the foremost sending areas of the world. In this latest volume of the ANNALS, leading migration scholars seek to redress the imbalance offered when only studying a single case with the first systematic assessment of Latin American migration patterns using ongoing research on the Mexican case as a basis for comparison. Each chapter examines specific propositions or findings derived from the Mexican case that have not yet been tested for other Latin American or Caribbean nations. Using a common framework of data, methods, and theories, they offer a new perspective on the causes and consequences of migration in the Western Hemisphere.
Posted in Social Science

International Migration in Cuba

Accumulation, Imperial Designs, and Transnational Social Fields

Author: Margarita Cervantes-Rodriguez,Alejandro Portes

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271035390

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

View: 5066

"Examines the impact of international migration on the society and culture of Cuba since the colonial period"--Provided by publisher.
Posted in Social Science

The Millennium Development Goals and Migration

Author: Erica Usher

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211036381

Category: Social Science

Page: 38

View: 7446

This paper discusses the linkages between migration and the Millennium Development Goals, with specific focus on poverty alleviation, gender, health, environmental sustainability and global partnerships. It argues that, if properly engaged, migrants can be a supporting factor towards the achievement of MDG targets. Governments, development agencies and international organizations should develop strategies to enhance the positive impact of migration on the achievement of the MDGs. Where there are likely to be negative effects the international community needs to develop migration management to help. Above all, the complex relationship between migration and the MDGs must be explored further and more research is needed.
Posted in Social Science

International Migration

Evolving Trends from the Early Twentieth Century to the Present

Author: Susan F. Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139952307

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 6681

States have long been wary of putting international migration on the global agenda. As an issue that defines sovereignty - that is, who enters and remains on a state's territory - international migration has called for protection of national prerogatives and unilateral actions. However, since the end of World War I, governments have sought ways to address various aspects of international migration in a collaborative manner. This book examines how these efforts to increase international cooperation have evolved from the early twentieth century to the present. The scope encompasses all of the components of international migration: labor migration, family reunification, refugees, human trafficking and smuggling, and newly emerging forms of displacement (including movements likely to result from global climate change). The final chapter assesses the progress (and lack thereof) in developing an international migration regime and makes recommendations towards strengthening international cooperation in this area.
Posted in Political Science

Repositioning North American Migration History

New Directions in Modern Continental Migration, Citizenship, and Community

Author: Marc S. Rodriguez

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580461580

Category: History

Page: 418

View: 8899

An in-depth look at trends in North American internal migration.
Posted in History

Development Cycles, Political Regimes and International Migration

Argentina in the Twentieth Century

Author: Andrés Solimano,United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Economic Development Division

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211213904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 46

View: 2477

This publication examines the main patterns and determinants of international migration to and from Argentina during the twentieth century, and the economic and political factors affecting migration flows. It assesses the effects of relative income differentials, persistence effects, economic cycles and political regimes on net migration to develop a net migration model for Argentina based on econometric estimates.
Posted in Business & Economics

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration

Author: Barry Chiswick,Paul Miller

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 044463388X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1702

View: 868

The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s. This literature appears in the general economics journals, in various field journals in economics (especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues), in interdisciplinary immigration journals, and in papers by economists published in journals associated with history, sociology, political science, demography, and linguistics, among others. Covers a range of topics from labor market outcomes and fiscal consequences to the effects of international migration on the level and distribution of income – and everything in between. Encompasses a wide range of topics related to migration and is multidisciplinary in some aspects, which is crucial on the topic of migration Appeals to a large community of scholars interested in this topic and for whom no overviews or summaries exist
Posted in Business & Economics

The Age of Migration

International Population Movements in the Modern World

Author: Stephen Castles,Hein de Haas,Mark J. Miller

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230366392

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

View: 5819

This leading text in the field provides a comprehensive assessment of the nature, extent and dimensions of international population movements and of their consequences. Thoroughly revised and updated, the 5th edition assesses the impact of the global economic crisis for migration and includes new material on climate change and migration.
Posted in Social Science

Managing Migration

The Promise of Cooperation

Author: Philip L. Martin,Susan Forbes Martin,Patrick Weil

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739113417

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 4233

Includes statistics.
Posted in Political Science

Who are we?

die Krise der amerikanischen Identität

Author: Samuel P. Huntington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442151981


Page: 506

View: 2048

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Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons in the Americas

Summary and Highlights of the Hemispheric Conference on International Migration

Author: United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211214314

Category: Political Science

Page: 109

View: 307

Posted in Political Science

Der sang von Hiawatha

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of North America

Page: 196

View: 2869

Posted in Indians of North America

International Migration and Sending Countries

Perceptions, Policies and Transnational Relations

Author: E. Østergaard-Nielsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230512429

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 9344

Drawing on case-studies from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, International Migration and Sending Countries demonstrates how sending countries are emerging as complex and significant actors in migration politics. It shows how a more nuanced understanding of sending countries' policies towards their emigrants and diasporas is relevant for both academic and public policy debates on issues of migration control and development. In addition, wider issues are considered such as the implications of migrants' cross-border membership, dual allegiances and transnational practices, together with the scope and powers of the state in a period of globalization.
Posted in Political Science