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International migration trends
232 million international migrants living abroad worldwide–new UN global migration statistics reveal
“Migration, when governed fairly, can make a very important contribution to social and economic development both in the countries of origin and in the countries of destination,” said Mr. Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. “Migration broadens the opportunities available to individuals and is a crucial means of broadening access to resources and reducing poverty.”
In 2013, South Asians were the largest group of international migrants living outside of their home region. Of the 36 million international migrants from South Asia, 13.5 million resided in the oil-producing countries in Western Asia. International migrants originating from Central America, including Mexico, represented another large group of migrants living outside their home region. About 16.3 million, out of 17.4 million Central American migrants lived in the US.
source : UN Population division
Over-crowding in Britain
England is now the most densely populated country in Europe, and, on present trends, Britain's population will swell by 24% to 77million by 2050. The growth in the next 21 years is expected to be about 7million extra people - meaning 7 additional cities the size of Birmingham. On current immigration trends, the native English population will become a minority in their own country within the next 2 to 3 generations.
Is the EU the reason for the sudden influx of migrants into Britain?
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Labour mobility in Europe
With a youth unemployment rate of 56% in Spain, 58% in Greece and over 30% in Italy and Portugal, young Europeans are taking advantage of the free movement of people and labour, which has become a symbol for European integration. Similarly, other countries such as Germany, which has a youth unemployment rate of only 8% and a shortage of qualified workers, benefits from it as well. This fundamental freedom constitutes one of the most important rights that the EU guarantees to its citizens.
Labour Mobility in Europe in Times of Crisis
European labour market mobility became a policy issue in 2004 with the enlargement of the EU, in which ten new countries became EU member states, representing the largest single expansion
Population, Migration, and Globalization
The trend toward globalization (free trade, free capital mobility) is not usually associated with migration or demography. If globalization were to be accomplished by free mobility of people, then demographers would certainly be paying attention. However, since globalization is being driven primarily by "free migration" of goods and capital, with labor a distant third in terms of mobility, few have noticed that the economic consequences of this free flow of goods and capital are equivalent to those that would obtain under a free flow of labor
Migration: A World on the Move
In 2010, some 214 million people — 3 per cent of the world's population — lived outside their country of origin. The magnitude and complexity of international migration makes it an important force in development and a high-priority issue for both developing and developed countries.
The border between Mexico and United States
Our Osmotic Border
Forget the border–what drives migration? What causes unidirectional movement? If the Mexican and U.S. populations were liquids separated by a semi-permeable membrane, with all movement across the membrane observed to be in one direction, we would be talking about osmotic pressure. Where there is a differential in the conditions on two sides of a membrane, components necessarily travel from one side to the other until equilibrium is established.
Migration trends and statistics
Migration Trends of the Future
"People join mass migrations not just for economic reasons but also because of personal choice and the forces of history" says Michael Barone, senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner and author of Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics.
Migration and migrant population statistics in the EU
This article presents European Union (EU) statistics on international migration, population stocks of national and foreign (non-national) citizens and the acquisition of citizenship. Migration is influenced by a combination of economic, political and social factors: either in a migrant’s country of origin (push factors) or in the country of destination (pull factors). Historically, the relative economic prosperity and political stability of the EU are thought to have exerted a considerable pull effect on immigrants.
The article has many relevant graphs and charts
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Books in the Senior Library
Population growth and migration by
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 363.9
Exceptional People by
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 304.8
Throughout history, migrants have fueled the engine of human progress. Their movement has sparked innovation, spread ideas, relieved poverty, and laid the foundations for a global economy. In a world more interconnected than ever before, the number of people with the means and motivation to migrate will only increase.
Call Number: Non-fiction 304.8
The Access to Geography series... has hit the right level and style for A-level students as well as lay readers. It offers a general introduction to key topics, case studies, summaries and exercises, and plentiful subheadings and bullet-points help easy navigation.
Population and Migration by
Call Number: Non-fiction 304.6
Analysis of each topic is illustrated in full colour by case studies, photographs, charts, tables and diagrams. The case studies support general discussion and can be used to illustrate assignments and written work in the final examinations. More complex topics and explanations are included in inset boxes, and provide opportunities for more detailed study.
Articles on migration - trends, effects
Immigration: trends and macroeconomic implications
Immigration is a key political issue in most of the developed OECD countries. This is, in part, because rates of net inward migration into these countries have been rising over the last two decades. However, by comparison with some of the episodes of population movement in the
past, current immigration rates are comparatively modest. In what follows we focus on a particular aspect of this issue, namely the economic consequences of immigration, concentrating on impacts on the macroeconomy
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Migration and Policy
From the Briefing paper by Lynette Parker, we can see the many effects caused by migration and how policy makers require to handle the ethics of migration.
Introduction : The United States, the European Union, and countless other nation-states and political bodies are struggling to define attitudes and policies towards immigrants and immigration for the 21st Century. This national and global debate usually revolves around economic impacts and the legal status of individual or groups of immigrants.