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Migration Impact Assessment

New Horizons Edited by Peter Nijkamp, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands and the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi, Iasi, Romania, Jacques Poot, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand and Mediha Sahin, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
During the last few decades the world has experienced an unprecedented level of cross-border migration. While this has generated significant socio-economic gains for host countries, as well as sometimes for the countries of origin, the costs and benefits involved are unevenly distributed. Consequently, growing global population mobility is a hotly debated topic, both in the political arena and by the general public. Amidst a plethora of facts, opinions and emotions, the assessment of migration impacts must be grounded in a solid scientific evidence base. This analytical book outlines and applies a range of the scientific methods that are currently available in migration impact assessment (MIA). The book provides various North American and European case studies that quantify socio-economic consequences of migration for host societies and for immigrants themselves.
Extent: 456 pp
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Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85793 457 4
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During the last few decades the world has experienced an unprecedented level of cross-border migration. While this has generated significant socio-economic gains for host countries, as well as sometimes for the countries of origin, the costs and benefits involved are unevenly distributed. Consequently, growing global population mobility is a hotly debated topic, both in the political arena and by the general public. Amidst a plethora of facts, opinions and emotions, the assessment of migration impacts must be grounded in a solid scientific evidence base. This analytical book outlines and applies a range of the scientific methods that are currently available in migration impact assessment (MIA). The book provides various North American and European case studies that quantify socio-economic consequences of migration for host societies and for immigrants themselves.

With up-to-date and broad coverage, this detailed study will appeal to academic researchers in the social sciences, policy analysts at national and international level, as well as graduate students in economics and regional science.
‘This book examines migration in a rapidly globalizing economy where it disrupts such relatively stable patterns as the trip to work, home, school and shopping on the one hand, and is itself transformed by continuously evolving information and telecommunications technology, declining relative transport cost and immigration policy dynamics. The perspective is global yet provides the reader with empirically based work representing Europe, North America and Asia, and international comparative studies of changing migration patterns’ impact on trade and culture.’
– Roger R. Stough, George Mason University, US
Contributors: T. Baycan, J. Clemente, H. Croes, P.S. Davies, A. Faggian, M. Genc, M. Gheasi, M.J. Greenwood, G. Guerra, P. Hooimeijer, G.L. Hunt, M. Kangasniemi, M. Kauhanen, U. Kohli, G. Larramona, R. Maggi, E. Masurel, P. Nijkamp, G.I.P. Ottaviano, C. Ozgen, M.D. Partridge, R. Patuelli, G. Peri, J. Poot, D.S. Rickman, M. Sahin, M. Tienda, A. Todiras
Contents:

Preface

PROLOGUE
1. Migration Impact Assessment: A State of the Art
Peter Nijkamp and Jacques Poot

PART I: LABOUR AND HOUSING MARKETS
2. The Local US Labour Market Impacts of Low-skilled Migration from Mexico
Paul S. Davies, Michael J. Greenwood, Gary L. Hunt, Ulrich Kohli and Marta Tienda

3. The Effects of Immigration on US Wages and Rents: A General Equilibrium Approach
Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano and Giovanni Peri

4. Ethnic Concentration, Cultural Identity and Immigrant Self-employment in Switzerland
Giuliano Guerra, Roberto Patuelli and Rico Maggi

PART II: DIVERSITY
5. A Socio-economic Impact Analysis of Urban Cultural Diversity: Pathways and Horizons
Tüzin Baycan and Peter Nijkamp

6. Cultural Avoidance and Internal Migration in the USA: Do the Source Countries Matter?
Alessandra Faggian, Mark D. Partridge and Dan S. Rickman

PART III: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
7. Economic Performance of Migrant Entrepreneurs in the High-tech Sector: Design and Application of the GALAXY Model
Mediha Sahin, Alina Todiras, Peter Nijkamp and Enno Masurel

8. Immigration and Innovation in European Regions
Ceren Ozgen, Peter Nijkamp and Jacques Poot

PART IV: THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY
9. The Impact of Immigration on International Trade: A Meta-analysis
Murat Genc, Masood Gheasi, Peter Nijkamp and Jacques Poot

10. A Dual Labour Market for International Migrants in a Tourism-driven Economy
Haime Croes and Pieter Hooimeijer

PART V: POLITICAL ECONOMY
11. Can a Legalization Programme for Immigrants Generate Conflict Among Natives?
Jesús Clemente and Gemma Larramona

12. Profiles of Estonian Immigrants and their Participation in the Finnish Welfare System
Mari Kangasniemi and Merja Kauhanen

EPILOGUE
13. Migration Impact Assessment: Retrospect and Prospect
Peter Nijkamp, Jacques Poot and Mediha Sahin

Index