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Gender, Livelihoods and Migration in Afric by
Call Number: Af/JV8790 .D87
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
This book presents an in-depth discussion within diverse contexts and a range of conceptual and methodological offerings, which interrogate not only issues concerning the migration discourse, but of gender theory and practice as well. It explores the gendered patterns of migration including how gender impacts on decisions to migrate in terms of who goes and why. Furthermore it examines how this affects the benefits and risks of migration for women and men, including impact on gender relations. The book's empirical analysis is expertly crafted and executed, and the author shows an impressive state-of-the-art qualitative research analysis. This book provides an invaluable, up-to-date and refreshing discussion of key development issues in sub-Saharan Africa. The book will be of particular interest to those working in disciplines, and interdisciplinary fields such as development studies, agricultural studies, rural development, migration studies, gender studies, African studies, anthropology, political science, political economy, social work, economics, geography, and sociology.
International Migration by
Call Number: JV6035 .K24
Publication Date: 2009-09-25
It's estimated that 200 million people--roughly 3 percent of the world's population--live outside of their home countries. Some have been pushed out by political or ethnic persecution, war, or unemployment; others have been pulled away by the prospects of finding a better job, a good education, or a higher standard of living. What happens to the countries that either lose or gain significant numbers of these migratory people? Nations that receive migrants can find them a valuable source of labor, skills, and new ideas, especially in parts of the world that are experiencing population aging. Despite the potential benefits, there is often widespread resistance to migrants, and governments can face pressure totightly control the flow of newcomers. On the other side of the equation, countries from which people emigrate may receive substantial economic benefits in the form of remittances but can suffer a "brain drain" of some of their brightest and most educated workers. OECD Insights: International Migration examines key issues in the debate, including migration flows; managing migration policies; migration, work, and education; and migration and development. The book features statistical data drawn from OECD's databases, as well as a number of special online features to enhance its potential for use in educational settings.
International Migration by
Call Number: JV6035 .K84
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
Why has international migration become an issue of such intense public and political concern? How closely linked are migrants with terrorist organizations? What factors lie behind the dramatic increase in the number of women migrating? This iVery Short Introduction/i looks at the phenomenon of international human migration -- both legal and illegal -- to reveal that migration actually presents opportunities that must be taken advantage of in light of the current economic climate. The author debunks myths such as the claim thatmigrants take jobs away from local workers, and that they take advantage of the health care system and western living conditions without returning any benefits of their own, and reveals that society as we now know it can not function without them. Not only do migrants fill a key gap in the domesticlabour market, they also have a significant impact on the economies of their home countries -- in places such as Mexico and the Philippines, the remittances they send home often exceed official development aid. Using interviews with migrants from around the world, the author presents the human sideof topics such as asylum and refugees, human trafficking, migrant smuggling, development, and the international labour force. His goal throughout is to allow readers to see beyond the negative spin usually given the subject by the media and politicians, and come to their own conclusions on theinternational migration situation today.
International Migration in Europe by
Call Number: JV7590 .In8
Publication Date: 2008-03-31
At present there is no unified treatment, drawing together models to allow a consistent and reliable set of migration flows, across countries. This text seeks to do exactly that, potentially improving policies, planning and understanding about migration processes worldwide, via the presentation of migration estimation and modeling techniques. These modeling techniques are explored from both frequentist and Bayesian perspectives. The vital concepts such as missing data and collection methods (and their possible harmonization) are discussed in depth, and there are whole chapters dedicated to both modeling asylum flows and forecasts about the future of international migration.
The International Migration of Women by
Call Number: JV6347 .In8
Publication Date: 2007-12-20
190 million people - 3 percent of the world's population - presently live outside their country of birth and half are women. This volume is the first to provide gender analysis on international migration and explore the extent, determinants, and implications of women's migration. It also discusses policy options to benefit female migration.
International Migration Within, to and from Africa in a Globalised World by
Call Number: JV8790 .In8
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
International Migration within, to and from Africa in a Globalised World adresses the main issues concerning international migration from an African perspective. This timely book encompasses migration as a global phenomenon and considers African migration in all of its dimensions: within, from and to Africa. The book also adresses the very important 21st century political issue of migration management in regional perspectives and considers the crucial issue of the brain drain along with the role of the diaspora and remittances. Professor Aderanti ADEPOJU spent several years researching issues of migration - internal and international migration - in Africa while at the Universities of Ife and Lagos in Nigeria and while working for the ILO, UN and UNFPA. He is currently Chief Executive, Human Resources Development Centre, Lagos, Nigeria and Co-ordinator of the Network of Migration Research on Africa.
Migration and Human Rights by
Call Number: K3240. M58
Publication Date: 2009
The UN Convention on Migrant Workers' Rights is the most comprehensive international treaty in the field of migration and human rights. Adopted in 1990 and entered into force in 2003, it sets a standard in terms of access to human rights for migrants. However, it suffers from a marked indifference: only forty states have ratified it and no major immigration country has done so. This highlights how migrants remain forgotten in terms of access to rights. Even though their labour is essential in the world economy, the non-economic aspect of migration and especially migrants' rights remain a neglected dimension of globalisation. This volume provides in-depth information on the Convention and on the reasons behind states' reluctance towards its ratification. It brings together researchers, international civil servants and NGO members and relies upon an interdisciplinary perspective that includes not only law, but also sociology and political science.
Migration and Remittances Factbook 2008 by
Call Number: JV6019 .M58
Publication Date: 2008-02-22
'The Migration and Remittances Factbook 2008' attempts to present the numbers and facts behind the stories of international migration and remittances, drawing on authoritative, publicly available data. It provides a snapshot of statistics on immigration, emigration, skilled emigration, and remittance flows for 194 countries, and 13 regional and income groups. Some interesting facts from the Factbook:- Nearly 200 million people, or 3 percent of the world population, live outside their countries of birth. Current migration flows, relative to population, are weaker than those of the last decades of the nineteenth century.- The volume of South-South migration is almost as large as that of South-North migration.- International migration is dominated by voluntary migration, which is driven by economic factors. In 2005, refugees numbered only 13.5 million, or just over 7 percent of international migrants. The share of refugees in the population of low-income countries was more than five times larger than the share in high-income OECD countries.- Worldwide remittance flows are estimated to have exceeded $318 billion in 2007, of which developing countries received $240 billion. The true size, including unrecorded flows through formal and informal channels, is believed to be significantly larger.
Trans-Atlantic Migration by
Call Number: Af/DT16.5 T68
Publication Date: 2007-07-19
This book argues that a new cadre of African immigrants are finding themselves in the New World¿mostly well educated, high-income earning professionals, and belonging to the category termed "African brain drain," they constitute the antinomy of those Africans who were forcibly removed from Africa during slavery. Along with this sense of freedom and voluntary migration comes a paradox¿that of living in two worlds and negotiating the pleasures and agonies that come with living in exile. For the new African immigrant, the primary factor motivating migration is the desire for a better life whether fleeing political persecution, economic crisis, refugee crisis, or a combination thereof. The overall consequences include displacement, alienation, and the not so enchanting reality of exile. In its encompassing structure and multivalent perspectives, Trans-Atlantic Migration sets in motion the shifting theoretical and pragmatic verity that the new African diaspora and transatlantic migrations are paths laden with paradoxes that only time, negotiations, compromises, and sense of identities can ultimately resolve.
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