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Introduction

Frédéric Docquier and Hillel Rapoport

in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654826
eISBN:
9780191742095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654826.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

The chapter briefly describes the rate of growth of international migration, arguing that the most rapidly growing segment is the migration of skilled workers from developing to industrialized ... More


Immigrants in the United States: Many, Diverse, and Growing

Eileen Patten

in Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Today, more than 40 million immigrants live in the United States, making up 13 percent of the US population, and making the United States the world’s top receiving country for international migrants. ... More


Laboring on the Land

David Igler

in Industrial Cowboys: Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226586
eISBN:
9780520938939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226586.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes Miller and Lux's workforce. It notes that in order to fill its constantly changing labor needs, the firm employed migrant, low-wage workers and divided them along racial and ... More


Dispersal policies in the Netherlands

Martijn Arnoldus, Thea Dukes, and Sako Musterd

in Spreading the 'burden'?: A review of policies to disperse asylum seekers and refugees

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344175
eISBN:
9781447303596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344175.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explains in detail the different policies that are used by the Dutch government to spatially concentrate or disperse ethnic minorities. It pays particular attention to those policies ... More


Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi: The Twentieth Century

Shana Walton and Barbara Carpenter (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032622
eISBN:
9781617032639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032622.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Throughout its history, Mississippi has seen a small, steady stream of immigrants, and those identities—sometimes submerged, sometimes hidden—have helped shape the state in important ways. Amid ... More


The Cases in Context: Data and Destinies in Seven Metropolitan Areas

Manuel Pastor and John Mollenkopf

in Unsettled Americans: Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702662
eISBN:
9781501703959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702662.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter offers a brief history of immigration trends in the United States and how the various flows have intersected with the question of regional receptivity, making its spatial variation an ... More


Introduction: Lives on The Line: Carving Out A New South

Vanesa Ribas

in On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282957
eISBN:
9780520958821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282957.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This introductory chapter outlines the course of the book, and it begins with a scene of an ordinary day working on the production line. The reader is introduced to six workers who will be featured ... More


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