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The Economics of Labour Migration

Edited by Julien van den Broeck, Professor of Economics, Faculty of Applied Economics, University of Antwerp (RUCA), Belgium
The Economics of Labour Migration places migration in a historical context, considers the economic impact of labour emigration and immigration, and examines the migration process in the European Union. The international group of contributors adopts an institutionalist perspective, allowing for the involvement of dynamic processes and human institutions. Their approach combines normative analysis with positive discussion of contemporary real world issues.
Extent: 224 pp
Hardback Price: $145.00 Web: $130.50
Publication Date: 1996
ISBN: 978 1 85898 311 0
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Labour migration is part of the process of human survival. In order to survive, individuals have to respond to changes in natural and institutional environments. The economic motivation and consequences of labour migration are the subject of this important new book.

The Economics of Labour Migration places migration in a historical context, considers the economic impact of labour emigration and immigration, and examines the migration process in the European Union. The international group of contributors adopts an institutionalist perspective, allowing for the involvement of dynamic processes and human institutions. Their approach combines normative analysis with positive discussion of contemporary real world issues.

Economists and policymakers will welcome the innovative approach of this volume which tackles a key economic issue which will have a profound influence on the development of the global economy.
‘. . . excellent background reading for anyone interested in acquainting themselves with the political economy underlying international migration.’
– J. Millington, International Journal of Manpower
Contributors: V.M. Briggs, Jr., B. Ghosh, R. King, J. van den Broeck, H. Werner
Contents: Introduction: The Economics of Labour Migration – A Process of Survival (J. van den Broeck) 1. Migration in a World Historical Perspective (R. King) 2. Economic Migration and the Sending Countries the Receiving Countries (B. Ghosh) 3. International Migration and Labour Mobility: The Receiving Countries (V.M. Briggs, Jr.) 4. Economic Integration and Migration: The European Case (H. Werner) Index