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Journal Cover   Migration Studies
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   ISSN (Print) 2049-5838 - ISSN (Online) 2049-5846
   Published by Oxford University Press (OUP) Homepage  [339 journals]
  • Migration Studies Volume 3 Number 3 November 2015 - Table of Content
    • PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu070
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Migration Studies - Back Cover
    • PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu066
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Editorial Board
    • PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu067
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Subscriptions
    • PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu069
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Migration Studies Volume 3 * Number 3 * November 2015 - Front Cover
    • PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu068
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • 'An inborn restlessness': Migration and exile in a turbulent world
    • Authors: Gamlen; A.
      Pages: 307 - 314
      PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv020
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Labour market activity, occupational change and length of stay in the Gulf
    • Authors: Czaika, M; Varela, M. V.
      Pages: 315 - 342
      Abstract: This article analyses the relationship between migration duration and occupational changes, using the case of Indian expatriates in the Gulf states. Based on the Kerala (India) Migration Survey 2008 and the Return Migration Survey 2009, this analysis investigates whether the length of stay in the Gulf depends on migrants’ occupational trajectories before, during, and after the migration experience. We find inter alia that a prospect of acquiring an occupation which entails upward social mobility (mainly in the public sector or as self-employees) seems to be associated with a shorter stay in the Gulf states, whereas the prospect of post-return labour market dropout significantly increases migration duration.
      PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu048
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • The happiness of international migrants: A review of research findings
    • Authors: Hendriks; M.
      Pages: 343 - 369
      Abstract: International migration that is motivated by the striving for a better life is growing explosively. Migrants and policymakers would benefit from knowing whether migrants’ outcomes reflect their aims and expectations. Quantitative research that examines the happiness of migrants has been performed in different academic disciplines (e.g. psychology, sociology, and economics). The spread of research over various disciplines has restricted researchers from reaching overall conclusions on the following issues: (1) do migrants become happier? and (2) do migrants become as happy as ‘natives’ in the host country? This paper integrates the interdisciplinary findings on these questions in a systematic review of the research findings (44 studies; migrant sample > 70,000). In answer to the first question, the review reveals that migrants can become happier by migrating but it strongly depends on the specific migration stream. In answer to the second question, migrants typically did not reach similar levels of happiness to those of natives. Recommendations for future research are provided.
      PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu053
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Deporting social capital: Implications for immigrant communities in the
           United States
    • Authors: Hagan, J; Leal, D, Rodriguez, N.
      Pages: 370 - 392
      Abstract: The United States currently removes approximately 400,000 individual migrants each year, which represents close to an eightfold increase since the mid-1990s. While scholars have studied the consequences of such policies for children and families, this article posits broader effects on communities through the reduction of immigrant social and human capital. Using findings from three studies of immigrant communities and Salvadoran deportees, we show that current deportation practices remove individuals with a wide range of socio-economic resources and ties to local communities. When they are removed from economic, family, social, and civic networks, the individuals and communities left behind are impoverished in important ways. This is particularly consequential for low-resource immigrant communities, which under the best of circumstances encounter obstacles to economic advancement, social integration, and political engagement. In addition, we consider the potential harm to the institutions in which immigrants participate, such as businesses and churches, which has implications for the economy and society more generally.
      PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu054
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • The case against removal: Jus noci and harm in deportation practice
    • Authors: Buckinx, B; Filindra, A.
      Pages: 393 - 416
      Abstract: The United States removes from its territory almost 400,000 noncitizens annually—Germany removes about 50,000 people each year, France 26,000, and Canada 12,000. In this article, we focus on the impact of removal, and we argue that many individuals—often those who are best integrated in their countries of long-term residence—will suffer significant physical, psychological, economic, and social harm upon their return. Democratic states have normative reasons for taking the harm of deportation into consideration, and we also find qualified support for this position in existing refugee and immigration law. In response, we articulate jus noci as a normative principle for harm avoidance in deportation practice. According to jus noci, democratic states must take into consideration the expected harmful effects of territorial removal and refrain from deporting individuals whose removal is, all other things being equal, likely to impose significant harm.
      PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu072
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • The winner takes it all: Internal migration, education and wages in
    • Authors: Blunch, N.-H; Laderchi, C. R.
      Pages: 417 - 437
      Abstract: Previous studies of migration have mainly examined international dynamics. Yet, internal migration is an important issue, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Using the 2001 Ethiopia Child Labor Survey, a nationally representative household survey, this article examines internal migration in Ethiopia, focusing on the linkages among internal migration, education and wages. The results suggest that migrants are better educated and obtain higher wages than non-migrants, controlling for other factors (including education), and also obtain higher returns to their education. In other words, the more educated reap higher returns from their education as a main effect, as well as higher returns to their education from migration than non-migrants—that is, ‘the winner takes it all’. This result should be of concern to policy makers in Ethiopia and elsewhere—especially in Sub-Saharan Africa—since individuals with low levels of education already are in a vulnerable group. The study therefore also discusses the policy implications of these results.
      PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv008
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Capital and mobility in the stepwise international migrations of Filipino
           migrant domestic workers
    • Authors: Paul; A. M.
      Pages: 438 - 459
      Abstract: The twenty-first century has been called the age of mobility; however, this narrative is most often applied to the movements of the global elite. In this paper, I demonstrate how low-status migrant domestic workers can also be part of the mobility age through a form of constrained mobility known as stepwise international labor migration. Due to their initial shortage of migrant capital, these aspiring labor migrants are unable to gain immediate and direct access to their preferred destination country and so may opt to travel to less-preferred but easier-to-enter destinations in the immediate term. Once overseas, however, they are in a position to acquire and accumulate new, additional migrant capital that can underwrite further migrations to preferred countries. I draw on four case studies from a sample of 44 Filipino migrant domestic workers I interviewed in Canada, 82% of whom had engaged in such multi-state migration trajectories before gaining legal access to the Canadian labor market. Through a dynamic, capital-centered, processual approach, I show how the overseas accumulation of economic, social, human, and cultural capital enables the adoption of stepwise international migration by these working-class cosmopolitans.
      PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv014
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Values and Vulnerabilities: The Ethics of Research with Refugees and
           Asylum Seekers. Edited by Karen Block, Elisha Riggs and Nick Haslam.
    • Authors: Milner; J.
      Pages: 460 - 463
      PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu038
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age. By Jacqueline Bhabha.
    • Authors: Cernadas; P. C.
      Pages: 463 - 465
      PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv001
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering
           Europe. By Ruben Andersson.
    • Authors: Hovil; L.
      Pages: 465 - 467
      PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv010
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
  • Immigration Economics. By George Borjas.
    • Authors: Orrenius; P. M.
      Pages: 467 - 469
      PubDate: 2015-11-13T01:50:23-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv011
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 3 (2015)
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