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Postwar Migration in Southern Europe, 1950–2000
An Economic Analysis

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  • Date Published: July 2006
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  • isbn: 9780511207907

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  • Managing migration promises to be one of the most difficult challenges of the twenty-first century. It will be even more difficult for south European countries, from which emigration has levelled off and to which immigration has become a significant economic issue. Southern Europe is close to other regions where the pressure to emigrate is intense: these regions have a high level of unemployment, above the European Union average, and a large informal sector, often 15-25 per cent of their economies as a whole. This book analyses the southern European migration case using an economic approach. It combines a theoretical and an empirical approach on the fundamental migration issues - the decision to migrate, effects on the country of departure and country of destination, and the effectiveness of policies in managing migration. It also explores the transformation due to migration of southern European countries in the 1980s and 1990s.

    • A complete treatment of the subject
    • Author is internationally known for her work on the topic
    • Combines theory and empirical analysis
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    • Date Published: July 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511207907
    • contains: 25 b/w illus. 38 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures and tables
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Part I. The Evolution of Migration in Southern European Countries:
    1. The evolution of migration
    2. Approaches to the analysis of migratory phenomena
    Part II. The Choice to Migrate:
    3. An overview of the economic models
    4. Comments on an empirical version of the economic model
    5. The gravitational approach to migration
    6. The sociological approach to the migratory chain
    7. The evolution of migratory flows
    8. Empirical tests
    9. Final conclusions and implications for the flows of immigrants today
    Part III. The Effects of Immigration on the Receiving Country:
    10. An overview of models by main themes
    11. Complementarity and substitution: empirical evidence
    12. Conclusions
    Part IV. The Effects of Emigration on the Country of Origin:
    13. Emigration and growth
    14. Population and the labour market
    15. Emigrants' remittances
    Part V. The Effectiveness of Migration Policies:
    16. Immigration policy in its strictest sense
    17. Citizenship and naturalization
    18. Integration policies: linguistic proficiency:
    19. Conclusions
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Alessandra Venturini, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy

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