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Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Douglas J. Besharov and Mark H. Lopez


International migration has reached new heights since the 1960s. Altogether, some 215 million people live in countries other than their countries of birth, and according to surveys, another 700 million say they would leave their homes and move to another country if they could. Nations—both sending and receiving—have responded to this growing international migrant flow with new laws and domestic programs. In receiving countries, these include laws and programs to control entry, encourage high-skilled immigration, develop refugee policy, and speed assimilation. In sending countries, governments ... More

Keywords: international migration, diaspora, immigration, immigration policy, labor program, refugee

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190211394
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas J. Besharov, editor
University of Maryland

Mark H. Lopez, editor
Pew Hispanic Center

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1 Introduction

Douglas J. Besharov and Mark H. Lopez

Part I A World in Motion

2 Global Desires to Migrate

Neli Esipova, Rajesh Srinivasan, and Julie Ray

3 Patterns of Global Migration

Ellen L. Berg and Douglas J. Besharov*

Part II The Western Hemisphere

6 Educating the Children of Immigrants in the United States

Dylan Conger and Rebecca Hinze-Pifer*

Part III Europe

10 Citizenship Policies in the European Union

Maarten Peter Vink and Gerard-René de Groot*

Part IV The Middle East and Asia

Part V Diaspora Engagement Strategies

17 Diaspora Engagement Policies after Conflict

Sonja Fransen and Melissa Siegel

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