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Journal Cover   Migration Studies
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   ISSN (Print) 2049-5838 - ISSN (Online) 2049-5846
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  • Migration Studies - Back Cover
    • Pages: i4 - i4
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:44-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu003
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
  • Migration Studies Volume 2 * Number 3 * November 2014 - Front Cover
    • Pages: i1 - i1
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:44-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu011
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
  • Editorial Board
    • Pages: i2 - i2
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:44-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu007
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
  • Subscriptions
    • Pages: i3 - i3
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:44-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu015
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
  • Migration Studies Volume 2 Number 3 November 2014 - Table of Content
    • Pages: i5 - i5
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:44-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu028
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
  • Editorial: Celebrating excellence in migration studies
    • Authors: Gamlen; A.
      Pages: 295 - 299
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:43-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu047
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
  • Relaunching migration systems
    • Authors: Bakewell; O.
      Pages: 300 - 318
      Abstract: The concept of the migration system, first popularized in the 1970s, has remained a staple component of any review of migration theory. Since then, it has been cast somewhat adrift from its conceptual moorings; today in the literature migration systems are generally either conflated with migrant networks or elevated to the heights of macro-level abstraction which divorces them from any empirical basis. At the same time, by taking on board more sophisticated notions of agency, emergence, and social mechanisms, the broader concept of the social system has moved on from the rather discredited structural–functionalist marina where it was first launched. In recent years, having been rejected by many social theorists, the social system has been subject to major reconstruction prior to its relaunch as a respectable and valuable area of social enquiry. This article argues that, for the most part, these developments in systems theory have been ignored by those applying the concept of systems to the analysis of migration. It addresses the question of how the concept of the migration system can be reformulated in the light of these theoretical advances and what implications this may have for our research and analysis.
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:43-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt023
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
  • Engaging from abroad: The sociology of emigrant politics
    • Authors: Waldinger; R.
      Pages: 319 - 339
      Abstract: This article seeks to understand the politics of emigrants’ home country engagements, with a particular focus on experiences in the USA. Long-distance emigrant politics, I argue, reflects the paradox of migration, which while inherently entailing mobility, is impelled by the unequal, territorial containment of resources, a feature of social life that both gives the migrants new found leverage over states and peoples left behind and constrains their capacity to maintain cross-border connections. As I will show, the processes by which international migrations extend political ties across states collide with those that progressively bring migrants into the polities of the states on which they have converged; consequently, over the long term, the pursuit of emigrant politics turns into immigrant politics, embedding the former foreigners in the political life of the country where they actually reside.
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:43-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt003
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
  • Comparing inter-migration within the European Union and China: An initial
    • Authors: Cheng, J; Young, C, Zhang, X, Owusu, K.
      Pages: 340 - 368
      Abstract: Labour mobility has been extensively studied in China and the European Union (EU). However, there has been very little attempt to compare internal migration in the EU and China. This article provides an account of an initial exploratory quantitative comparison of EU and Chinese internal migration. The article first makes the case for comparing the EU and China in the context of the growing literature on international comparisons of migration. Problems of data and definition are then explored, and a review of the literature undertaken to identify which determinants could be used as the basis of comparative study. Mobility patterns are measured by comparing selected indicators including inequality, dispersion and effectiveness. The migration process is then measured in terms of the elasticities of internal migration responses to various contributing factors, among which spatial adjacency, distance, economic prospects, labour market, migrant networks, and immigration policy are filtered out and employed for the study. Gross migration flow models are calibrated to produce initial comparative results, using fixed-effect negative binomial regression methods and a variety of sources of data. The conclusion discusses how this initial exploration has helped identify some potential research directions for future work.
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:44-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt029
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
  • How legal status contributes to differential integration opportunities
    • Authors: Sohn; J.
      Pages: 369 - 391
      Abstract: Although it is now increasingly recognized that the stratification of immigrant populations according to legal status has an important impact on integration outcomes, theoretical models and empirical tests of this linkage are rare. This article theorizes how legal-status differences and the corresponding differential treatment by the host government might impact on immigrants’ life chances generally, and on immigrant children’s educational opportunities in particular. In an empirical part of the article, Germany serves as an example of pronounced and highly differentiated legal stratification. For the immigrant cohorts of 1987 to 2003, an institutional analysis characterizes different dimensions of group-specific governmental reception with regard to their direct or indirect relevance for educational opportunities. Based on nationally representative data of the German Mikrozensus, multivariate statistical analyses show the effect of legal status on the types of German school diplomas attained by 1.5-generation immigrants. Though family background including parental education also plays an important part in explaining intergroup disparities, I can demonstrate that a favourable legal status and an inclusive reception by the state are associated with lower educational risks.
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:44-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu022
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
  • To dream or not to dream: The effects of immigration status,
           discrimination, and parental influence on Latino children's access to
    • Authors: Goździak; E. M.
      Pages: 392 - 414
      Abstract: The study focused on the experiences and everyday lives of migrant children who, through a range of different routes and circumstances, happen to reside in the United States without legal residence status as well as citizen children who live with at least one unauthorized parent. It aimed to show the multiple ways in which lack of legal status affects the lives of young migrants both directly and through their parents, shaping their social worlds and, more importantly, their chances for the future. Through exploration of services and resources available to these youngsters the study aimed at shedding light on migrant children's encounter with public services and the complexities and idiosyncrasies of the immigration system at a time of economic downturn and radical reform of public services. Regarding education, the research centered primarily on access to and experiences with formal schooling.
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:44-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu021
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
  • Should we stay or should we go? Irregular migration and duration of
           stay: The case of Moldovan migrants
    • Authors: Borodak, D; Tichit, A.
      Pages: 415 - 447
      Abstract: This article analyses the link between irregular migration and duration of stay, using household and regional development data from Moldova by running a duration model. Our principal result is that the total duration of migration to a foreign country is the same for regular and irregular migrants. On the other hand the duration of each migration episode is statistically longer for irregular migrants. This means that irregular migrants move less. In addition the duration of migration is mainly determined by individual and household characteristics, and by migration monetary costs. The article, like an increasing number of migration literature papers arriving at the same conclusions, contributes further to the argument for defining more effective and coherent migration policies.
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:44-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt016
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
  • Human smuggling, border deaths and the migration apparatus
    • Authors: Duvell; F.
      Pages: 448 - 454
      PubDate: 2014-11-05T21:25:44-08:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnu043
      Issue No: Vol. 2, No. 3 (2014)
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