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International MigrationProspects and Policies in a Global Market$
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Douglas S. Massey and J. Edward Taylor

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199269006

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199269009.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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International Migration
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Douglas S. Massey

J. Edward Taylor

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199269009.003.0001

By the year 2000, the total population of people living outside their country of birth or citizenship reached approximately 160 million. Over the next few decades, we can expect to see larger and more diverse international migrant flows, driven by widening income inequalities across nations, improvements in transportation and communications, expanding formal and informal recruitment networks, sending‐country policies that encourage and train people for work abroad, and structural changes in the economies and societies of migrant‐sending and host countries. Continuing economic integration among nations may reduce economic pressures for international migration in the long run by bringing capital to would‐be migrants in their home countries as an alternative to having people migrate to capital in developed countries. Nevertheless, in the short run, market liberalization is likely to create labour‐market dislocations that intensify migration pressures.

Keywords:   global economy, globalization, immigration, international migration, structural adjustment, undocumented migrants

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