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 labour 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.
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION Preface: Frontier Issues in Migration Research 1. Migration and Ethnicity: An Introduction Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann PART II: THE MOVE 2. Modeling Individual Migration Decisions John Kennan and James R. Walker 3. The Economics of Circular Migration Amelie F. Constant, Olga Nottmeyer and Klaus F. Zimmermann 4. The International Migration of Health Professionals Michel Grignon, Yaw Owusu and Arthur Sweetman 5. Independent Child Labor Migrants Eric V. Edmonds and Maheshwor Shrestha 6. Human Smuggling Guido Friebel and Sergei Guriec PART III: PERFORMANCE AND THE LABOR MARKET 7. Labor Mobility in an Enlarged European Union Martin Kahanec 8. Minority and Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Access to Financial Capital Robert W. Fairlie 9. Migrant Educational Mismatch and the Labour Market Matloob Piracha and Florin Vadean 10. Ethnic Hiring David Neumark 11. Immigrants in Risky Occupations Pia M. Orrenius 12. Occupational Sorting of Ethnic Groups Krishna Patel, Yevgeniya Savchenko and Francis Vella 13. Immigrants, Wages and Obesity: The Weight of the Evidence Susan Averett, Laura M. Argys and Jennifer L. Kohn PART IV: NEW LINES OF RESEARCH 14. Immigrants, Ethnic Identities, and the Nation-State Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann 15. Interethnic Marriages and their Economic Effects Delia Furtado and Steve Trejo 16. The Impact of Migration on Family Left Behind Francisca M. Antman 17. Natural Disasters and Migration Ariel Belasen and Solomon Polachek 18. Immigration-Religiosity Intersections at the two Sides of the Atlantic: Europe and the United States Shoshana Neuman and Teresa Garcia-Munoz 19. Immigration and Crime Brian Bell and Stephen Machin 20. Immigrants' Time Use: A Survey of Methods and Evidence David Ribar 21. Happiness and Migration Nicole Simpson PART V: POLICY ISSUES 22. Frontier Issues of the Political Economy of Migration Gil Epstein 23. Skill Based Immigrant Selection and Labor Market Outcomes by Visa Category Abdurrahman Aydemir 24. Refugee and Asylum Migration Timothy J. Hatton 25. The Economics of Immigrant Citizenship Ascension Don DeVoretz 26. Welfare Migration Corrado Guilietti and Jackline Wahba 27. Diaspora Resources and Policies Sonia Plaza 28. The Evaluation of Immigration Policies Ulf Rinne
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