The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s. This literature appears in the general economics journals, in various field journals in economics (especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues), in interdisciplinary immigration journals, and in papers by economists published in journals associated with history, sociology, political science, demography, and linguistics, among others.
- Covers a range of topics from labor market outcomes and fiscal consequences to the effects of international migration on the level and distribution of income - and everything in between.
- Encompasses a wide range of topics related to migration and is multidisciplinary in some aspects, which is crucial on the topic of migration
- Appeals to a large community of scholars interested in this topic and for whom no overviews or summaries exist
Section 1: THE DETERMINANTS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION 1. Migration Theory. Orn Bodvarsson, Nicole B. Simpson, Chad Sparber 2. Two Centuries of International Migration. Joseph Ferrie and Timothy J. Hatton Cameo 1: World Migration in Historical Perspective: Four Big Issues. Jeffrey Williamson
Section 2: THE ADJUSTMENTS OF IMMIGRANTS 3. The Adjustment of Immigrants in the Labor Market. Harriet Orcutt Duleep 4. The Human Capital (Schooling) of Immigrants in America. James P. Smith 5. International Migration and the Economics of Language. Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller 6. Immigrants and Immigrant Health. Heather Antecol and Kelly Bedard 7. Immigrants and Demography: Marriage, Divorce, and Fertility. Alicia Adsera and Ana Ferrer Cameo 2: Immigrants and Religion. Carmel Chiswick 8. Immigrants' Access to Financial Services & Asset Accumulation. Nour Abdul-Razzak, Una Osili, Anna Paulson 9. From Aliens to Citizens: The Political Incorporation of Immigrants. Pieter Bevelander and Mikael Spang 10. Selective Outmigration and the Estimation of Immigrants' Earnings Profiles. Christian Dustmann, Joseph-Simon Görlach
Section 3: TYPES OF IMMIGRANTS Chapter 11: High-Skilled Immigration in a Globalized Labor Market. James Ted McDonald and Christopher Worswick Chapter 12: The Refugee/Asylum Seeker. Aimee Chin and Kalena E. Cortes Chapter 13: Undocumented Immigration and Human Trafficking. Pia Orrenius and Madeline Zavodny Chapter 14: Guest or Temporary Foreign Worker Programs. Philip Martin