- Space, Time, and Volition: Dimensions of Migration Theory
- War, Natural Disasters, and Forced Migration
- Beyond Transnationalism: An Alternative Perspective on Immigrants’ Homeland Connections
- Economic Effects of Migration: Receiving States
- Economic Effects of Emigration on Sending Countries
- Effects of Migration: Political Parties
- Immigrant Participation
- The Social Effects of Immigration
- Migration and Culture
- Dimensions of Immigration Policy
- Explaining Migration Policy: Historical Perspectives
- Public Opinion and Populism
- Interest Group Politics and Immigration Policy
- Migration and International Relations
- Segmented Assimilation and the American Experience of Asian Immigrant Children
- Pathways of Incorporation for Immigrant Citizens in the United States: Perspectives on Historical Patterns
- Aliens and People of Color: The Multidimensional Relationship of Immigration Policy and Racial Classification in the United States
- Conceptualizing Transborder Communities
- Gender, Family, and Migration
- Immigration, Crime, and Terrorism
- An Enduring Dilemma: Immigration and Organized Labor in Western Europe and the United States
- Regions and Regionalism
- Migration and Citizenship: Normative Debates
- Poles Apart: The Politics of Illegal Immigration in America
Abstract and Keywords
International migration has increased steadily during the past half century. The flow of people across national borders appears to have grown markedly. The United Nations Population Division estimates that the total number of international migrants—defined as persons born in a country other than where they currently reside—rose from 79 million in 1960 to 175 million in 2000 and to 210 million in 2009. The most developed regions of the world have experienced the largest growth in migrant populations and women comprise nearly half of all international migrants. This article discusses the origins and causes of migration, the effects of migration, migration policy, and the immigrant experience.
Marc R. Rosenblum is a senior policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute and associate professor of political science at the University of New Orleans.
Daniel J. Tichenor, University of Oregon
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