International Handbook on the Economics of Migration

Amelie F. Constant ,

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International Handbook on the Economics of Migration

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'As immigration has spread from traditional receiving nations to developed countries throughout the world, the economics of migration has become a burgeoning field of research. Amelie Constant and Klaus Zimmermann's International Handbook offers an excellent, state-of-the-art guide to the rapidly changing intellectual terrain, providing comprehensive coverage of the topics necessary to comprehend patterns and processes of migration in the world today. It will be an indispensable guide to scholars and policy-makers for years to come.'
- Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University, US

Migration economics is a dynamic, fast-growing research area with significant and rising policy relevance. While its scope is continually extending, there is no authoritative treatment of its various branches in one volume. Written by 44 leading experts in the field, this carefully commissioned and refereed Handbook brings together 28 state-of-the-art chapters on migration research and related issues.

Well-written and highly accessible, each chapter comprises a critical assessment of the status quo and presents challenges to the traditional economics of migration by addressing taboo issues. Topics explored include: child labor migrants; immigrant educational mismatch; ethnic hiring; immigrants, wages and obesity; ethnic identities and the nation-state; natural disasters and migration; immigration-religiosity intersections; immigration and crime; immigrants' time use; happiness and migration; diaspora resources and policies; and the evaluation of immigration policies.

Forging new foundations in the field of migration and providing areas for future research, this Handbook will prove a seminal reference for academics and students with an interest in international and labor economics, and in regional studies. Social psychologists and behavioral scientists, as well as practitioners in political, cultural, social, demographic, environmental and healthcare arenas, will find the ethnic identities coverage and analysis of methods for studying ethnic identities an invaluable reference tool.

Contributors: F.M. Antman, L.M. Argys, S.L. Averett, A. Aydemir, A.R. Belasen, B. Bell, A.F. Constant, D.J. DeVoretz, E.V. Edmonds, G.S. Epstein, R.W. Fairlie, G. Friebel, D. Furtado, T. García-Muñoz, C. Giulietti, M. Grignon, S. Guriev, T.J. Hatton, M. Kahanec, J. Kennan, J.L. Kohn, S. Machin, S. Neuman, D. Neumark, O. Nottmeyer, P.M. Orrenius, Y. Owusu, K. Patel, M. Piracha, S. Plaza, S.W. Polachek, D.C. Ribar, U. Rinne, Y. Savchenko, M. Shrestha, N.B. Simpson, A. Sweetman, S.J. Trejo, F. Vadean, F. Vella, J. Wahba, J.R. Walker, M. Zavodny, K.F. Zimmermann

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