Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90055
Authors: 
Ferrie, Joseph
Hatton, Timothy J.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7866
Abstract: 
This is a draft chapter for B. R. Chiswick and P. W. Miller (eds.) Handbook on the Economics of International Migration. It provides an overview of trends and developments in international migration since the industrial revolution. We focus principally on long-distance migration to rich destination countries, the settler economies in the nineteenth century and later the OECD. The chapter describes the structure, direction and determinants of migration flows and the assimilation experience of migrants. It also examines the impact of migration on destination and source countries, and explores the political economy behind the evolution of immigration policy. We provide an historical context for current debates on immigration and immigration policy and we conclude by speculating on future trends.
Subjects: 
international migration history
development of immigration policy
JEL: 
F22
N30
N40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
470.5 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.