Internal Migration

Internal Migration

A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition - January 28, 1977

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  • Editors: Alan A. Brown, Egon Neuberger
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216751

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Internal Migration: A Comparative Perspective is the third in a series of publications sponsored by the Committee on Comparative Urban Economics. This book highlights the integral migration in several regions of the world and the problems in regions of varying levels of economic development, and with different economic systems. This text is organized into five parts encompassing 24 chapters. The introductory part describes the interactions between migration and socioeconomic development, along with the functions and dynamics of the migration process. The next part explores the methodological aspects of migration, including the models, measurements, and theoretical reflections of internal migration. Other parts discuss the effect of migration on regions and individuals. These chapters also present some case studies of internal migration in the West and Eastern Europe. The demographic effect of migration on an urban population, the ethnicity as a barrier to migration, and the influence of social and geographical mobility on the stability of kinship systems are reviewed. The concluding part relates a comparative disciplinary and systemic view of migration. This book will be of great value to economists, sociologists, and social workers.

Table of Contents

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    1 Comparative Analysis of Internal Migration: An Overview

    Part I Migration and Development: Interactions

    2 Migration and Socioeconomic Development: Today and Yesterday

    3 Internal Migration and Economic Development: An Overview

    4 The Functions and Dynamics of the Migration Process

    Part II Methodology: Models, Measurement and Theoretical Reflections

    5 Policy-Oriented Interregional Demographic Accounting and a Generalization of Population Flow Models

    6 Forecasting Migration in a Regional General Equilibrium Context

    7 Some Aspects of Measuring Internal Migration

    8 Measurement of Internal Migration from Census Data

    9 Internal Migration: Measurement and Models

    Part III The Effect of Migration on Regions and Individuals

    10 The Effect of Outmigration on Regions of Origin

    11 A Migrant's-Eye View of the Costs and Benefits of Migration to a Metropolis

    12 On the Microeconomics of Internal Migration

    Part IV Selected Case Studies

    Section A Migration in the West

    13 Internal Migration in the Mature American City

    14 Urban Growth and Decline in the United States: A Study of Migration's Effects in Two Cities

    15 Population Distribution: Perspectives and Policies

    Section B Migration in Eastern Europe

    16 Economizing on Urbanization in Socialist Countries: Historical Necessity or Socialist Strategy

    17 Internal Migration and Economic Development under Socialism: The Case of Poland

    18 Yugoslav Development and Rural-Urban Migration: The Evidence of the 1961 Census

    Section C Special Constraints: Causes and Consequences

    19 The Demographic Effect of Migration on an Urban Population: Migration to and from West Berlin, 1952-1971

    20 Ethnicity as a Barrier to Migration in Yugoslavia: The Evidence from Interregional Flows and Inmigration to Belgrade

    21 The Influence of Social and Geographical Mobility on the Stability of Kinship Systems: The Serbian Case

    22 Residence and Work Place in Dynamic Tension: A Study in the Dual Labor Market of a South African Plant

    Part V Migration: Disciplinary and Systemic Comparisons

    23 Internal Migration: A Comparative Disciplinary View

    24 Internal Migration: A Comparative Systemic View

    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 522
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 28, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216751

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Alan A. Brown

Egon Neuberger

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