Volume 66 - Number 1 - Spring 2000

H. Migration

Studies that treat quantitative data on migration analytically. Methodological studies concerned primarily with migration are coded in this division and cross-referenced to N. Methods of Research and Analysis Including Models, as appropriate. Includes some consideration of policy aspects, but studies relating primarily to policies designed to affect migration are coded under M.3. Measures Affecting Migration.

H.1. General Migration

Studies that concern both international and internal migration.

66:10042 Pollini, Gabriele; Scidà, Giuseppe. The sociology of migration. [Sociologia delle migrazioni.] ISBN 88-464-0706-7. 1998. 330 pp. FrancoAngeli: Milan, Italy. In Ita.
This study is in two parts. The first part examines the development of theories on human migration. The second part presents seven empirical studies on migration, which are on the acculturation of immigrants from outside the European Union in Rimini, changes in social behavior of Senegalese migrants in Italy, education in multicultural societies in Europe, Italian and German immigrants in southern Brazil, immigrant families and social change in Brazil, and Italian research on the sociology of migration.
Correspondence: Franco Angeli, Viale Monza 106, 20127 Milan, Italy. E-mail: angpress@tin.it. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

66:10043 Université des Sciences et Techniques de Lille-Flandres-Artois (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France). Mobility. [Les mobilités.] Espace, Populations, Sociétés, No. 2, 1999. 175-388 pp. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
This special issue is devoted to aspects of residential mobility. The studies it contains are as follows: Mobility, interactive social systems, and territorial dynamics, by Marc Wiel; Obtaining data on mobility: from the historic recordings of migration to family group biographies, by Eva Lelièvre; Residential mobility and commuting in the Paris region, by Martine Berger; Commuting within the Paris basin. A statistical approach, by Jean-Marc Zaninetti; The purchase of second-hand houses in city areas and residential mobility, by François Madoré; Mobility and residential aspirations in the housing stock to rent in Caen, by Ronald Minot; Daily mobility and metropolitan dynamics: the Lyons urban area, 1982-1990, by Fabienne Margail; Consumers' mobility and new retail outlets, by René-Paul Desse; Neighborhoods faced with suprametropolitan mobility, by Jean-Yves Authier; Forms and mechanisms of urban mobility in Algeria, by Bouziane Semmoud; Illegal immigrants, the formal economy, and precarious housing: vectors and limitations on the mobility of foreigners in Italy, by Colette Vallat; Manifold mobility patterns among Bogotá's inhabitants, by Françoise Dureau; New forms of migration to tourist regions, by Pierre Francis; and The use of urban space by marginal populations: the "binners" of Vancouver, by Benoît Raoulx.
Correspondence: Espace-Populations-Sociétés, Université des Sciences et Techniques de Lille, U.F.R. de Géographie, avenue Paul Langevin, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France. E-mail: Nicole.Thumerelle@univ-lille1.fr. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

H.2. International Migration

Studies concerned with international migration, including the brain drain.

66:10044 Borjas, George J. Economic research on the determinants of immigration: lessons for the European Union. World Bank Technical Paper, No. 438, ISBN 0-8213-4504-4. LC 99-28650. 1999. vii, 27 pp. World Bank: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"A key objective of the paper is to present a review of existing economic theory and empirical evidence to evaluate the likelihood of migration flows from acceding countries (and neighboring countries) toward the current [European Union] EU member states. In particular, the analysis will derive the implications of the existing evidence for the size and skill composition of the migration flows that might occur between the acceding countries and the current EU member states. The paper will also briefly review the migration policies that are currently in place, and make policy recommendations to allay the serious concerns raised by the migration issue in the context of the European Union."
Correspondence: World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20433. E-mail: books@worldbank.org. Location: Princeton University Library.

66:10045 Castro, Max J. Free markets, open societies, closed borders? Trends in international migration and immigration policy in the Americas. ISBN 1-57454-053-X. LC 99-14109. 1999. iii, 284 pp. North-South Center Press: Coral Gables, Florida. Distributed by Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1800 30th Street, Suite 314, Boulder, CO 80301-1026. In Eng.
This collective work examines aspects of recent trends in immigration from Latin America to North America. "At a time when many immigrant-sending nations are becoming increasingly reliant on money sent home by their nationals, the United States, Canada, and other immigrant-receiving societies are tightening immigration policies while promoting free trade and hemispheric integration. Where will these developments lead? Will countries in the North adopt ever more restrictive immigration laws? Would stricter laws be effective? What trends in the South make enforcement of immigration controls difficult, if not impossible? Are free trade agreements and restrictive immigration policies compatible? In this volume, leading scholars analyze these and other critical questions."
Correspondence: North-South Center Press, 1500 Monza Avenue, Coral Gables, Fl 33146-3027. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

66:10046 Martínez Pizarro, Jorge. International migration in population censuses. [La migración internacional en los censos de población.] Notas de Población, Vol. 27, No. 69, Jun 1999. 61-84 pp. Santiago, Chile. In Eng.
"The article contains a brief analysis of traditional methods for estimating migratory flows and proposes that their practical applicability can be maintained through the use of three basic questions: the country of birth, the country of residence five years before the census date and the year or date of arrival in the country of persons born elsewhere. It is noted that the latter category of international migrants is the one that has been studied the most, particularly by means of a comparative approach involving cross-country exchanges of census data on migrant population stocks. The article emphasizes that the relevant pool of knowledge includes not only quantitative information on migration, but also the territorial, social, economic and demographic specificities of migration both from and into a given country; these types of data represent the main advantage of traditional estimation methods."
Correspondence: J. Martínez Pizarro, Centro Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Demografía, División de Población, Casilla 179-D, Santiago, Chile. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

66:10047 Prins, Kees. Growing number of naturalizations. [Naturalisatie statistisch gezien.] Bevolking en Gezin, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1998. 23-40 pp. Brussels, Belgium. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
"In the 1990s the annual number of changes of nationality [in the Netherlands] was much higher than during the preceding decades. This is probably related to the practice, introduced on 1 January 1992, allowing non-Dutch nationals who adopted the Dutch nationality to keep the original nationality as well. According to a recent change in regulations...inhabitants of the Netherlands can in principle have no more than one nationality. However, there are a number of exceptions to this principle. Almost all of the 85 thousand Turks who became Dutch nationals in 1995-1997 decided to keep the Turkish nationality as well. The same holds for Moroccans and Iranians, but for them it is almost impossible to give up the Moroccan or Iranian nationality, due to the law on citizenship in these countries. The large number of changes of nationality led to a decrease in the number of non-Dutch nationals in the Netherlands."
Correspondence: K. Prins, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, Sector Bevolking, Postbus 4000, 2270 JM Voorburg, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

66:10048 Siddhisena, K. A. P.; White, Paul. The Sri Lankan population of Great Britain: migration and settlement. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1999. 511-36 pp. Quezon City, Philippines. In Eng.
"Research on Asian migration flows to and community creation in Great Britain has neglected the case of Sri Lankans. In fact Sri Lankans by 1991 constituted the sixth biggest Asian community, with over 39,000 residents of Britain having been born in Sri Lanka. An estimate of the population of Sri Lankan origins by the end of the 1990s suggests around 65,000 residents, including British-born offspring. Using information on country of birth from the 1991 British census, this paper discusses the characteristics of the Sri Lankan community. It is shown to be markedly different from other South Asian groups in a number of respects, most particularly through its extreme, and growing, geographical concentration in the South East and Greater London."
Correspondence: K. A. P. Siddhisena, University of Colombo, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

66:10049 Van Erp, Astrid. Naturalization in Europe: easy or difficult? [Hoe makkelijk/moeilijk is naturalisatie in Europa?] Bevolking en Gezin, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1998. 41-52 pp. Brussels, Belgium. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
"In this contribution a description is given of the legal conditions related to the process of naturalisation in the Netherlands and, by way of illustration, in three other European countries (France, Ireland and Luxembourg). By means of an example the main differences between these legislations are illustrated."
Correspondence: A. Van Erp, Ministerie van Justitie, Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst, Postbus 30125, 2500 GC The Hague, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

H.3. Internal Migration

Studies concerned with internal migration.

66:10050 Kalter, Frank. Residential mobility in Germany. A contribution to migration theory and to the empirical application of rational choice models. [Wohnortwechsel in Deutschland. Ein Beitrag zur Migrationstheorie und zur empirischen Anwendung von Rational-Choice-Modellen.] ISBN 3-8100-1783-3. 1997. 269 pp. Leske und Budrich: Opladen, Germany. In Ger.
The author analyzes the process of changing residence at a household level using data from a 1993-94 panel study of 2,133 households in the old and new states of Germany. The analysis is based on rational-choice models.
Correspondence: Leske und Budrich, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Straße 27, 51379 Leverkusen, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

66:10051 Ogena, Nimfa B.; De Jong, Gordon F. Internal migration and occupational mobility in Thailand. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1999. 419-46 pp. Quezon City, Philippines. In Eng.
"The study explores the impact of temporary and more permanent internal migration, along with family resources and individual human capital attributes, on upward and downward job transitions of workers in Thailand. Four multinomial logit origin and destination occupational transition models were estimated using the 1992 National Migration Survey of Thailand. Results showed that the increasingly frequent phenomenon of temporary migration was consistently associated with both lower occupational transition rates and downward occupational mobility. More permanent migration was associated with both upward and downward occupational mobility, and migration to Bangkok affected only specific occupational sector transitions."
Correspondence: N. B. Ogena, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

66:10052 Osaki, Keiko. Economic interactions of migrants and their households of origin: are women more reliable supporters? Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1999. 447-71 pp. Quezon City, Philippines. In Eng.
"One of the salient features of internal migration in Thailand is the increasing participation of women in population mobility. Drawn by growing economic opportunities in urban areas, more and more women are participating in migration streams. This paper examines, from a gender perspective, the interactions between migrants and their households of origin, in terms of the transfer of money and goods. The analysis of the National Migration Survey data suggests that, as the theory of New Economics of Labour migration posits, migration might have functioned as a survival strategy of many Thai households. The flows of money and goods into migrant sending households are large and essential supplements for the livelihood of the households. Presumably conditioned by traditional gender roles in Thai culture, female migrants showed deeper commitment than male migrants in providing economic supports for their households left behind."
Correspondence: K. Osaki, United Nations Population Division, 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

H.4. Settlement and Resettlement

Studies on international and internal settlement and resettlement, including programs concerned with refugees and their settlement and with forced migrations.

66:10053 Silbereisen, Rainer K.; Lantermann, Ernst-Dieter; Schmitt-Rodermund, Eva. Repatriated Germans in Germany: acculturation in personality and behavior. [Aussiedler in Deutschland: Akkulturation von Persönlichkeit und Verhalten.] ISBN 3-8100-1994-1. 1999. 389 pp. Leske und Budrich: Opladen, Germany. In Ger.
The acculturation process of about 280 families repatriated to Germany from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union is analyzed in this volume, which has contributions by various authors. After a historical and statistical overview of repatriation to Germany and a brief description of the repatriates' situations in the countries of origin, there are sections on their professional, economic, social, and personal integration into German society. Models of acculturation and future prospects are also discussed.
Correspondence: Leske und Budrich, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Straße 27, Postfach 300406, 5090 Leverkusen 3, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

H.5. Temporary Migration

Migration, both internal and international, in which the stay is temporary. Includes return migration, transit migration, commuting, and seasonal migration.

66:10054 Haberfeld, Y.; Menaria, R. K.; Sahoo, B. B.; Vyas, R. N. Seasonal migration of rural labor in India. Population Research and Policy Review, Vol. 18, No. 5, Oct 1999. 473-89 pp. Dordrecht, Netherlands. In Eng.
"A unique data set collected in Dungarpur--one of the less developed districts of India--allows us to closely examine both the determinants and impact of seasonal migration. Detailed information was gathered from all members of 624 households. Thus enabling analyses at both individual and household levels. The findings indicate that seasonal migration among rural laborers is wide-spread. Rural households in India use migrant labor offered by their members to improve their well-being by both reducing the impacts of inferior conditions and by raising household's income levels. Migrant labor is a compensating mechanism used by households to reduce their disadvantageous position."
Correspondence: Y. Haberfeld, Tel-Aviv University, Department of Labor Studies, Social Sciences, Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel. E-mail: yhaber@spirit.tau.ac.il. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

66:10055 Roberts, Kenneth D.; Wei, Jinsheng. The floating population of Shanghai in the mid-1990s. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1999. 473-510 pp. Quezon City, Philippines. In Eng.
"The purpose of this paper is to profile the floating population of China's largest city, Shanghai, based upon one of the most representative data sets available, and to estimate the relative size and characteristics of the major groups of this migrant population. The data permit separation of rural labor migrants from other categories of the floating population such as students, tourists, relatives on social visits, and business people from outside Shanghai. From 61 to 78 percent of the floating population can be classified as rural labor migrants. Particular attention is given to the demographic and occupational characteristics of this stigmatized group, as well as to the factors influencing their duration of stay in the city."
Correspondence: K. D. Roberts, Southwestern University, Box 770, Georgetown, TX 78627-0770. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

H.6. Rural-Urban Migration

Migration from rural to urban areas (the rural exodus), both internal and international. Reverse or turnaround migration is also included.

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