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Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices, and Trends

Uma A. Segal, Doreen Elliott, and Nazneen S. Mayadas


Immigration occurs in the wealthy nations of the global north and the not-so-rich countries of the global south; it involves individuals who arrive with substantial human capital and those with limited human capital. Immigration has far-reaching implications for a nation's economy, public policy, social and health services and culture. While human migration is as old as humankind itself, factors such as ease of transportation, globalization of the world market, changing political borders and international immigration policies, growing forced migration populations, and the challenge of undocume ... More

Keywords: immigration, immigration policy, immigrant integration, global migration, human migration, labor force, immigrant demographics, labor market policies, migration trends

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195388138
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Uma A. Segal, editor
University of Missouri

Doreen Elliott, editor
University of Texas at Arlington

Nazneen S. Mayadas, editor
University of Texas at Arlington

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Part I Introduction

1 The Immigration Process

Uma A. Segal, Nazneen S. Mayadas, and Doreen Elliott

2 Immigration Worldwide: Trends and Analysis

Doreen Elliott, Nazneen S. Mayadas, and Uma A. Segal

Part II Nations with Large Immigrant Populations

3 United States

Uma A. Segal

4 Russia

Vladimir Iontsev, Irina Ivakhnyuk, and Svetlana Soboleva

5 Germany

Andrea Schmelz

6 France

Ines Michalowski

7 Canada

Usha George

8 India

Ranabir Samaddar

9 United Kingdom

Will Somerville, and Betsy Cooper

10 Spain

David Corkill

11 Australia

Mel Gray, and Agllias Kylie

12 Pakistan

Shireen S. Issa, Gail Desmond, and Fariyal Ross

Part III Nations with Increasing Immigrant Populations

13 Greece

Anna Triandafyllidou

14 Ireland

Treasa Galvin

15 Israel

Rebeca Raijman, and Adriana Kemp

16 Poland

Aleksandra Grzymala-Kazlowska, and Marek Okólski

17 New Zealand

Richard D. Bedford, and Jacques Poot

18 Portugal

João Casqueira Cardoso

19 Sweden

Pieter Bevelander

20 Thailand

Supang Chantavanich, and Ratchada Jayagupta

Part IV Nations with Low or Declining Immigrant Populations

21 Egypt

Ayman Zohry

22 Taiwan

Joseph S. Lee

23 China

Kim-wah Chung, Ji Qi, and Wenruo Hou

24 South Africa

Brij Maharaj

25 Ghana

A. Essuman- Johnson

26 Nigeria

Adejumoke A. Afolayan

27 Brazil

Zeila de Brito Fabri Demartini

Part V Regional Movements

28 African Union

Andrew J. Novak

29 European Union

Karen Lyons, and Nathalie Huegler

Part VI Concluding Chapter

30 Immigration Worldwide: Themes and Issues

Doreen Elliott, Uma A. Segal, and Nazneen S. Mayadas

End Matter