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Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices, and Trends

Uma A. Segal, Doreen Elliott, and Nazneen S. Mayadas


Immigration occurs in the wealthy nations of the global north and the not-so-rich countries of the global south; it involves individuals who arrive with substantial human capital and those with limited human capital. Immigration has far-reaching implications for a nation's economy, public policy, social and health services and culture. While human migration is as old as humankind itself, factors such as ease of transportation, globalization of the world market, changing political borders and international immigration policies, growing forced migration populations, and the challenge of undocume ... More

Keywords: immigration, immigration policy, immigrant integration, global migration, human migration, labor force, immigrant demographics, labor market policies, migration trends

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195388138
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Uma A. Segal, editor
University of Missouri

Doreen Elliott, editor
University of Texas at Arlington

Nazneen S. Mayadas, editor
University of Texas at Arlington