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Migration: Economic Change, Social Challenge

Christian Dustmann


The changing economic reality of the last decades has prompted large movements of people across and within national borders, which have given rise to new opportunities and challenges. This volume addresses key aspects of these developments by bringing together a unique collection of contributions by leading scholars from three different disciplines: economics, sociology, and political science. The first part starts with two case studies: The mass migration from the former Soviet Union to Israel in the early 1990s and the mass migration from rural to urban areas in China from the mid-1990s. Thi ... More

Keywords: migration, immigration, migrant, reunification, economic change, social challenge, methodologies

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198729624
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729624.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Dustmann, editor
Professor of Economics, University College London, Director the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

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1 Migration

Christian Dustmann*

Part One Economic Change

2 The Immigration from the Former Soviet Union to Israel

Sarit Cohen Goldner, Zvi Eckstein, and Yoram Weiss

3 The Role of Rural Migrants in the Chinese Urban Economy

Paul Frijters, Robert G. Gregory, and Xin Meng

Part Two: Social Challenge

5 No Child Left Behind? US Immigration and Divided Families

Guillermina Jasso and Mark R. Rosenzweig

8 Diversity, Social Capital, and Cohesion

Alejandro Portes and Erik Vickstrom

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