Handbook of Migration and Health

Edited by Felicity Thomas, Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter, UK

Migration is now firmly embedded as a leading global policy issue of the twenty-first century. Whilst not a new phenomenon, it has altered significantly in recent decades, with changing demographics, geopolitics, conflict, climate change and patterns of global development shaping new types of migration. Against this evolving backdrop, this Handbook offers an authoritative overview of key debates underpinning migration and health in a contemporary global context.

‘The movement of people and populations is intrinsic to today’s globalised existence, with complex health and wellbeing consequences for people on the move, for host communities and for global health economies. Yet programmatic approaches to addressing the wellbeing of migrants, although badly needed, remain poorly developed in many parts of the world. Through this book Felicity Thomas successfully crosses disciplinary boundaries to bring together an authoritative, coordinated and comprehensive approach to what is one of the major health issues of our time.’
– Jane Anderson, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

‘In this impressive volume, Felicity Thomas has orchestrated a comprehensive and cutting-edge contribution to the understanding of the relationship between migration and health. Drawing together experts from multiple disciplines, examining a wide range of pertinent issues, and developing innovative theoretical insights, this book offers much-needed clarity about a timely and complex global problem. Students, scholars, policymakers and practitioners will all find much to learn in this superb collection.’
– Daniel Jordan Smith, Brown University, US

‘With the rapid growth of international migration – whether through war, civil conflict, economic necessity or choice – there is a compelling need to understand the links between migration and health. Drawing on the latest research and powerful new theory, this remarkable book provides the first comprehensive account of these issues. A “must read” for researchers, students and activists interested in migration, mobility, population movement and health.’
– Peter Aggleton, UNSW, Australia

'The Handbook of Migration and Health offers a comprehensive and in-depth study of a broad range of health issues. It sheds light on a specific topic that deserves more attention and certainly has not been reflected upon adequately during the ‘refugee crisis'. Thus, it is to be highly recommended not only for researchers but also for practitioners and policymakers.'
– European Journal of Social Security

2016 576 pp Hardback 978 1 78471 477 2 £234.00 £179.00 $234.00 $260.00

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