Virtually any commodity can move around the world to satisfy demand, but human beings have far less freedom. Many would-be migrants are forced to risk life and limb traveling illegally. Yet most rich countries are short of workers, have shrinking populations, and need more immigrants.
The No-Nonsense Guide to International Migration is a timely primer to a major issue that is never far from the headlines.
For anyone who wants a lucid, factual, reliable guide to some of the most important issues of our time, I strongly recommend you check out the No-Nonsense Guides.– Howard Zinn, social activist and author of a A People’s History of America
A well-written and up-to-date guide that will be useful to students, scholars and anyone who wants to learn about migration.– Professor Philip L. Martin, University of California, Chair of the Comparative Immigration & Integration Program and Editor of Migration News
The No-Nonsense Guides target those topics that a large army of voters cares about, but that politicos evade.– The Independent, London, U.K.
A splendid new series of pocketable guides to issue politics…rigorously clear.– The Guardian, London, U.K.
|Foreword||by Bona Malwal|
|Chapter 1||How Many Immigrants Are There?|
|Chapter 2||Why People Migrate|
|Chapter 3||Choosing the Destination|
|Chapter 4||The Economic Benefits of Immigration|
|Chapter 5||Emigrants as Heroes|
|Chapter 6||The Shock Absorbers for the Global Economy|