International Handbook on Internal Migration (Hardback)
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International Handbook on Internal Migration (Hardback)

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Hardback 453 Pages / Published: 20/03/1990
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These 21 national case studies of internal migration were written especially for this unusual and useful volume...The resulting blend of the general and the particular, especially when viewed across the 21 countries, will be useful to a wide range of basic and applied social scientists. Choice Social and economic change within countries can often be traced through the movement of population at the national level. The abandonment or return to inner cities, the volume of movement within and between rural and urban areas, the movement of the elderly, all of these factors and others combine to give us an important picture of national change. The International Handbook on Internal Migration is a compilation of 21 case studies, each focusing on a different country, each written specifically for this book by an expert in the field. Extensively illustrated with tables and figures, the book will serve as an invaluable reference text. It will also be of great interest to students of the social sciences, especially sociology, economics, and geography.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313258589
Number of pages: 453
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm


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"These 21 national case studies of internal migration were written especially for this unusual and useful volume. The countries included (the US, Canada, Brazil, Guatemala, Ecuador, Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, Poland, USSR, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, and Thailand) were chosen with an eye toward broad geographical, socioeconomic, and geopolitical representation. The reader is presented with a great deal of detailed but nontechnical, descriptive information about internal migration; and given the diversity of the countries under study, much of this information is unique to a particular country. The editors have wisely sought, largely successfully, to impose some comparability upon the case studies by asking each author to discuss the sources and quality of internal migration data; major population movements; characteristics of internal migrants; reasons for migration; and the consequences of migration for the nation and its major political subdivisions and for the individual. The resulting blend of the general and the particular, especially when viewed across the 21 countries, will be useful to a wide range of basic and applied social scientists. Perhaps succeeding volumes can expand the coverage by including countries omitted from this one. Essays are generally well written, with numerous tables, graphs, charts, and maps. Both chapter and general bibliographies. Upper-division undergraduates and above."-Choice
"Twenty-one chapters, each focusing on a different country, address various issues connected to the movement of populations within national borders. The abandonment or return to inner cities, the volume of movement within and between rural and urban areas, and the movement of the elderly are explored as facets and indicators of national change."-Reference & Research Book News
?Twenty-one chapters, each focusing on a different country, address various issues connected to the movement of populations within national borders. The abandonment or return to inner cities, the volume of movement within and between rural and urban areas, and the movement of the elderly are explored as facets and indicators of national change.?-Reference & Research Book News
?These 21 national case studies of internal migration were written especially for this unusual and useful volume. The countries included (the US, Canada, Brazil, Guatemala, Ecuador, Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, Poland, USSR, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, and Thailand) were chosen with an eye toward broad geographical, socioeconomic, and geopolitical representation. The reader is presented with a great deal of detailed but nontechnical, descriptive information about internal migration; and given the diversity of the countries under study, much of this information is unique to a particular country. The editors have wisely sought, largely successfully, to impose some comparability upon the case studies by asking each author to discuss the sources and quality of internal migration data; major population movements; characteristics of internal migrants; reasons for migration; and the consequences of migration for the nation and its major political subdivisions and for the individual. The resulting blend of the general and the particular, especially when viewed across the 21 countries, will be useful to a wide range of basic and applied social scientists. Perhaps succeeding volumes can expand the coverage by including countries omitted from this one. Essays are generally well written, with numerous tables, graphs, charts, and maps. Both chapter and general bibliographies. Upper-division undergraduates and above.?-Choice

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