Readings in the Sociology of Migration

Readings in the Sociology of Migration

The Commonwealth and International Library: Readings in Sociology

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Author: Clifford J. Jansen
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155128

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Readings in the Sociology of Migration deals with migration as a sociological problem, with greater emphasis on internal migrations than on international migrations. Some of the problems covered by sociological inquiry in the study of migration are discussed, along with theories of migration such as the push-pull theory, differential migration, and motivation for migration. This book is comprised of 16 chapters and opens by outlining types of migration according to the professional and social composition of migrants: mass migration, economic migration from an underdeveloped country, economic emigration from an industrial country, and immigration into an industrial nation. A general typology of migration is then presented before the problem of migration in various countries such as Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the United States is considered. The final chapter presents preliminary findings from a demographic and socioeconomic sample survey of the population of the metropolitan area of San Salvador, El Salvador. This monograph will be a useful resource for sociologists and policymakers concerned with migration.

Table of Contents

  • Preface



    Migration: A Sociological Problem

    I Typologies

    Types of Migration of the Population According to the Professional and Social Composition of Migrants

    A General Typology of Migration

    II The Problem in Various Countries

    The United States

    Participation of Migrants in Urban Structures

    Distance of Migration and Socio-economic Status of Migrants

    Kentucky Mountain Migration and the Stem-Family: An American Variation on a Theme by Le Play

    Great Britain

    The Motivation and Characteristics of Internal Migrants: A Socio-medical Study of Young Migrants in Scotland

    Movements of the Population in the Birmingham Region


    The Growing Population of Paris

    Geographical Mobility and Urban Concentration in France: A Study in the Provinces


    Emigrants in the Upper Milanese Area

    Immigrants to Turin

    Aspects of Internal Migration Related to Other Types of Italian Migration


    Problems of Adjustment in the Case of Internal Migration: An Example in Spain


    Internal Migration in Sweden and Intervening Opportunities


    Family, Migration, and Industrialization in Japan

    San Salvador

    The Migrant Population of a Metropolitan Area in a Developing Country

    Biographical Notes

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  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155128

About the Author

Clifford J. Jansen

About the Editor

A. H. Richmond

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