Migration Impact Assessment

Migration Impact Assessment

New Horizons

New Horizons in Regional Science series

Edited by Peter Nijkamp, Jacques Poot and Mediha Sahin

During the last few decades the world has experienced an unprecedented level of cross-border migration. While this has generated significant socio-economic gains for host countries, as well as sometimes for the countries of origin, the costs and benefits involved are unevenly distributed. Consequently, growing global population mobility is a hotly debated topic, both in the political arena and by the general public. Amidst a plethora of facts, opinions and emotions, the assessment of migration impacts must be grounded in a solid scientific evidence base. This analytical book outlines and applies a range of the scientific methods that are currently available in migration impact assessment (MIA). The book provides various North American and European case studies that quantify socio-economic consequences of migration for host societies and for immigrants themselves.

Front Matter

Edited by Peter Nijkamp, Jacques Poot and Mediha Sahin

Subjects: development studies, migration, economics and finance, regional economics, valuation, politics and public policy, migration, public policy, social policy and sociology, migration, urban and regional studies, migration, regional economics

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Migration Impact Assessment M2975 - NIJKAMP 9780857934574 PRINT.indd i 04/09/2012 16:25 NEW HORIZONS IN REGIONAL SCIENCE Series Editor: Philip McCann, Professor of Economic Geography, University of Groningen, The Netherlands and Professor of Economics, University of Waikato, New Zealand Regional science analyses important issues surrounding the growth and development of urban and regional systems and is emerging as a major social science discipline. This series provides an invaluable forum for the publication of high quality scholarly work on urban and regional studies, industrial location economics, transport systems, economic geography and networks. New Horizons in Regional Science aims to publish the best work by economists, geographers, urban and regional planners and other researchers from throughout the world. It is intended to serve a wide readership including academics, students and policymakers. Titles in the series include: International Knowledge and Innovation Networks Knowledge Creation and Innovation in Medium Technology Clusters Riccardo Cappellin and Rüdiger Wink Leadership and Institutions in Regional Endogenous Development Robert Stimson and Roger R. Stough with Maria Salazar Entrepreneurship and Regional Development Local Processes and Global Patterns Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson and Roger R. Stough Endogenous Regional Development Perspectives, Measurement and Empirical Investigation Edited by Robert Stimson, Roger R. Stough and Peter Nijkamp Media Clusters Spatial Agglomeration and Content Capabilities Edited by Charlie Karlsson and Robert G. Picard Spatial Scenarios in a Global Perspective Europe and the Latin Arc Countries Edited by Roberto Camagni and Roberta Capello Creative Knowledge Cities Myths, Visions and Realities Edited by...