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Migration and Human Capital

Edited by Jacques Poot, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, Brigitte Waldorf, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, US and Leo van Wissen, Professor of Economic Demography, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Throughout the world, migration is an increasingly important and diverse component of population change, both at national and sub-national levels. Migration impacts on the distribution of knowledge and generates externalities and spillover effects. This book focuses on recent models and methods for analysing and forecasting migration, as well as on the basic trends, driving factors and institutional settings behind migration processes.
Extent: 304 pp
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Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 978 1 84720 084 6
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Labour Economics
  • Regional Economics
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Migration
  • Regional Economics
Throughout the world, migration is an increasingly important and diverse component of population change, both at national and sub-national levels. Migration impacts on the distribution of knowledge and generates externalities and spillover effects. This book focuses on recent models and methods for analysing and forecasting migration, as well as on the basic trends, driving factors and institutional settings behind migration processes.

Migration and Human Capital also looks at many current policy issues regarding migration, such as the creative class in metropolitan areas, the brain drain, regional diversity, population ageing, illegal immigration, ethnic networks and immigrant assimilation. With specific reference to Europe and North America, the book reviews and applies models of internal migration; analyses the spatial concentration of human capital; considers migration in a family context; and addresses the political economy of international migration.

This book will be invaluable for researchers and policy makers in the fields of internal and international migration. It provides up-to-date readings for advanced courses that focus on migration and population change in a global context.
‘Migration and Human Capital also merits bookshelf space, and should be of interest. . . makes a valuable contribution.’
– Martin Bell, Journal of Population Research

‘The volume Migration and Human Capital deserves a place on the bookshelf of every economics migration researcher, established or incipient. It provides a number of important contributions to the literature and adds to our understanding of the fluid and increasingly complex process of intra- and international migration.’
– Gabriel Felbermayr, Jahrbücher fur Nationalokonomie und Statistik

‘This book is, in a word, instructive. Poot, Waldorf, and van Wissen have compiled a series of migration and human capital papers with the unifying objective of demonstrating current methods, both theoretical and empirical, and contemporary issues, with emphasis on Europe. . . One of the refreshing aspects of the book is the clarity by which each author describes the theoretical underpinnings of their empirical model and the manner in which data limitations constrained the analysis. This makes the book a valuable resource for migration researchers.’
– Nancy E. White, Review of Regional Studies

‘Migration and Human Capital is an important contribution to migration research that will be appreciated by both scholars relatively new to migration research and experienced researchers. The book provides insights in the fluid process of migration in the globalized world. [The book] is a valuable addition to scholars interested in further understanding how the complex and dynamic process of migration has evolved in today’s world.’
– Karen M. King, Papers in Regional Science
Contributors: J. Clemente, D.L. Constantin, T. de Graaff, H.L.F. de Groot, N.T. Duncan, C. Gorter, S. Jauhiainen, G. Larramona, S. Longhi, G. Maier, A. Muhlenkamp, K. Mukkala, L. Nicolescu, P. Nijkamp, J. Poot, D. Preda, F. Pueyo, P. Rees, J. Stillwell, N. van der Gaag, L. van Wissen, V. Vasile, M. Vyborny, B. Waldorf
Contents:

Preface

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
1. Migration in a Globalised World: A New Paradigm
Jacques Poot, Brigitte Waldorf and Leo van Wissen

PART II: INTERNAL MIGRATION
2. Inter-regional Migration Modelling: A Review
John Stillwell

3. In Search of a Modelling Strategy for Projecting Internal Migration in European Countries
Leo van Wissen, Nicole van der Gaag, Phil Rees and John Stilwell

4. Internal Migration between US States: A Social Network Analysis
Gunther Maier and Michael Vyborny

PART III: HUMAN CAPITAL
5. Regional Concentration of Highly Educated Couples
Signe Jauhiainen

6. The Emergence of a Knowledge Agglomeration: A Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Intellectual Capital in Indiana
Brigitte Waldorf

7. Knowledge Spillovers: Mobility of Highly Educated Workers within the High Technology Sector in Finland
Kirsi Mukkala

8. Rural–Urban Income Disparities Among the Highly Educated
Audrey Muhlenkamp and Brigitte Waldorf

PART IV: INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
9. The Impact of Immigration on the Employment of Natives in Regional Labour Markets: A Meta-Analysis
Simonetta Longhi, Peter Nijkamp and Jacques Poot

10. Ethnic Network Externalities and Labour Market Integration
Thomas de Graaff, Cees Gorter, Henri L.F. de Groot and Peter Nijkamp

11. International Economic Integration and Migration: The Case of Romania
Daniela L. Constantin, Valentina Vasile, Diana Preda and Luminita Nicolescu

12. Migration Policies, Illegal Immigration and the Underground Economy
Jesús Clemente, Gemma Larramona and Fernando Pueyo

13. Brain Drains, Brain Gains and Migration Policies
Natasha T. Duncan

Index