Migration and the International Labor Market 1850-1939

Author: Tim Hatton,Jeffrey Williamson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113484137X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Migration and the International Labor Market 1850-1939 focuses on the economic aspects of international migration during the era of mass migrations.

Handbook of the Economics of International Migration

Author: Barry Chiswick,Paul Miller

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 044463388X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1702

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The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s. This literature appears in the general economics journals, in various field journals in economics (especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues), in interdisciplinary immigration journals, and in papers by economists published in journals associated with history, sociology, political science, demography, and linguistics, among others. Covers a range of topics from labor market outcomes and fiscal consequences to the effects of international migration on the level and distribution of income – and everything in between. Encompasses a wide range of topics related to migration and is multidisciplinary in some aspects, which is crucial on the topic of migration Appeals to a large community of scholars interested in this topic and for whom no overviews or summaries exist

The Cambridge Economic History of Australia

Author: Simon Ville,Glenn Withers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316194485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Australia's economic history is the story of the transformation of an indigenous economy and a small convict settlement into a nation of nearly 23 million people with advanced economic, social and political structures. It is a history of vast lands with rich, exploitable resources, of adversity in war, and of prosperity and nation building. It is also a history of human behaviour and the institutions created to harness and govern human endeavour. This account provides a systematic and comprehensive treatment of the nation's economic foundations, growth, resilience and future, in an engaging, contemporary narrative. It examines key themes such as the centrality of land and its usage, the role of migrant human capital, the tension between development and the environment, and Australia's interaction with the international economy. Written by a team of eminent economic historians, The Cambridge Economic History of Australia is the definitive study of Australia's economic past and present.

The Dawn of Canada's Century

Hidden Histories

Author: Gordon Darroch

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773589406

Category: History

Page: 496

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier famously claimed that the twentieth century would be Canada's century and, indeed, its opening decade witnessed remarkable territorial, demographic, and social transformations. Yet the lives of those who lived and laboured to fashion these changes remain largely hidden from historical view. The Dawn of Canada's Century presents close and systematic interpretations of everyday lives based on the first national sample of the 1911 census. Written by many of Canada's leading historical researchers, The Dawn of Canada's Century demonstrates the wide-ranging and revealing social histories made possible by the new Canadian Century Research Infrastructure, an innovative database of national samples of decennial census microdata, from 1911 through 1951. This revealing collection sheds new light on topics including identity and language, the socio-demography of aboriginal populations, national labour market dynamics, earnings distributions, social mobility, gender and immigration experiences, and the technologies of census taking. Situating early twentieth-century Canada within international historical population studies, these essays provide new ways to understand individuals' lives and connect them to larger structural changes. Contributors include Peter Baskerville (Alberta), Claude Bellevance (Université du Quebéc à Trois Rivière), Sean T. Cadigan (Memorial), Gordon Darroch (York), Lisa Dillon (UdeM), Chad Gaffield (SSHRC), Danielle Gauvreau (Concordia), Gustave Goldmann (Ottawa), Adam J. Green (Ottawa), Kris Inwood (Guelph), Charles Jones (Toronto), Richard Marcoux (Laval), Mary MacKinnon (McGill), Chris Minns (London School of Economics), Byron Moldofsky (Toronto), France Normand (Université du Quebéc à Trois Rivière), Stella Park (Toronto), Terry Quinlan (Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency), Laurent Richard (Laval), Katharine Rollwagen (Ottawa), Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths, University of London), Eric W. Sager (Victoria), Marc St-Hilaire (Laval), and Patricia Thornton (Concordia).

Global Migration and the World Economy

Two Centuries of Policy and Performance

Author: T. J. Hatton,Jeffrey G. Williamson

Publisher: Mit Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 471

View: 1909

Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2007. World mass migration began in the early nineteenth century, when advances in transportation technology and industrial revolutions at home enabled increasing numbers of people to set off for other parts of the globe in search of a better life. Two centuries later, there is no distant African, Asian, or Latin American village that is not within reach of some high-wage OECD labor market. This book is the first comprehensive economic assessment of world mass migration taking a long-run historical perspective, including north-north, south-south, and south-north migrations. Timothy Hatton and Jeffrey Williamson, both economists and economic historians, consider two centuries of global mobility, assessing its impact on the migrants themselves as well as on the sending and receiving countries. Global Migration and the World Economy covers two great migration waves: the first, from the 1820s to the beginning of World War I, when immigration was largely unrestricted; the second, beginning in 1950, when mass migration continued to grow despite policy restrictions. The book also explores the period between these two global centuries when world migration shrank sharply because of two world wars, immigration quotas, and the Great Depression. The authors assess the economic performance of these world migrations, the policy reactions to deal with them, and the political economy that connected one with the other. The last third of Global Migration and the World Economy focuses on modern experience and shows how contemporary debates about migration performance and policy can be informed by a comprehensive historical perspective.

Brokering Servitude

Migration and the Politics of Domestic Labor During the Long Nineteenth Century

Author: Andrew Urban

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814785840

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1799

A note on language -- Introduction -- Liberating free labor : vere foster and assisted Irish emigration to the United States, 1850-1865 -- Humanitarianism's markets : brokering the domestic labor of black refugees, 1861-1872 -- Chinese servants and the American colonial imagination : domesticity and opposition to restriction, 1865-1882 -- Controlling and protecting white women : the state and sentimental forms of coercion, 1850-1917 -- Bonded Chinese servants : domestic labor and exclusion, 1882-1924 -- Race and reform : domestic service, the great migration, and European quotas, 1891-1924 -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index -- About the author

The First World War and the International Economy

Author: Chris Wrigley

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub


Category: History

Page: 221

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'. . . the collection provides an interesting mix of international comparisons and contributions from different angles and levels within the industrial economies of 1914-1918. the collection offers much of value for students of economic and social history or for those looking for a combination of economic data and perspectives on recent historiography.' - M.J. French, Labour History Review 'Collectively the chapters of this volume offer useful insights on how the First War impacted on elements of the international economy.' - David Greasley, E.H. Net This book provides a fresh assessment of the impact of the First World War on the international economy. Leading academics offer new perspectives on the effects of the War on the long-term growth rates of the belligerent countries and examine its impact on individual sectors within these economies.

Globalization in Historical Perspective

Author: Michael D. Bordo,Alan M. Taylor,Jeffrey G. Williamson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226065991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 588

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As awareness of the process of globalization grows and the study of its effects becomes increasingly important to governments and businesses (as well as to a sizable opposition), the need for historical understanding also increases. Despite the importance of the topic, few attempts have been made to present a long-term economic analysis of the phenomenon, one that frames the issue by examining its place in the long history of international integration. This volume collects eleven papers doing exactly that and more. The first group of essays explores how the process of globalization can be measured in terms of the long-term integration of different markets-from the markets for goods and commodities to those for labor and capital, and from the sixteenth century to the present. The second set of contributions places this knowledge in a wider context, examining some of the trends and questions that have emerged as markets converge and diverge: the roles of technology and geography are both considered, along with the controversial issues of globalization's effects on inequality and social justice and the roles of political institutions in responding to them. The final group of essays addresses the international financial systems that play such a large part in guiding the process of globalization, considering the influence of exchange rate regimes, financial development, financial crises, and the architecture of the international financial system itself. This volume reveals a much larger picture of the process of globalization, one that stretches from the establishment of a global economic system during the nineteenth century through the disruptions of two world wars and the Great Depression into the present day. The keen analysis, insight, and wisdom in this volume will have something to offer a wide range of readers interested in this important issue.

The transnational family

new European frontiers and global networks

Author: Deborah Fahy Bryceson,Ulla Vuorela

Publisher: Berg Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Migrant networks, in the form of families, associational ties and social organizations, stretch across the globe, connecting cultures and bridging national boundaries. The effects of this global networking are vast. This book is the first to stand back and explore the impact. Families living outside of their original national boundaries have had, and continue to have, a profound influence over the flow of people, goods, money and information. More in-depth perspectives reveal how immigrants face troubling issues of cultural identity, economic change, political uncertainty and social welfare. From an examination of nineteenth-century transnational families emigrating from Europe, to the Ghanaian Pentecostal diaspora in Europe today, this book combines broadly based analysis with more unusual case studies to reveal the complexities that immigrants and refugees must contend with in their daily lives. What are the experiences of migrant Turkish women living in Germany? In what ways has religion been hybridized amongst West African Muslim migrants in Paris? What are the gender relations and transnational ties amongst Bosnian refugees? Never has such a topic been more relevant. Problems relating to immigrantsrs" and refugeesrs" situations in their adopted countries continue to grow. This book, wide-ranging in its geographical and thematic scope, is a highly important and timely addition to debates on transnational families, immigrants and refugees.

European integration in social and historical perspective

1850 to the present

Author: Jytte Klausen,Louise Tilly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc


Category: History

Page: 323

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Exploring the social dimensions of state formation and European integration, a respected interdisciplinary group of European and North American scholars takes a novel approach to the historical processes of integration. Rather than being led by EU institutions and intergovernmental policy, the contributors argue that integration is primarily influenced by non-state actors: unions, businesspeople, elites, and immigrants. Exploring the historical roots of integration, they trace contemporary integration efforts back to nineteenth-century social action in response to capitalist development. As today, it was a time when internationalism - both that of workers and capitalists - sustained international cooperation and attempted to define a social dimension to economic development and to set universal standards for welfare. The reemergence of an integrated Europe as an alternative to the system of states produced by the settlements of 1918 and 1945 has provided a new opening for internationalism. The contributors view this as a positive trend, especially as a counterbalance to intensifying conflicts over growth, the distribution of wealth, welfare, and global access to markets and jobs.

Historical Foundations of Globalization

Author: James Foreman-Peck

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 820

View: 5472

A collection of scholarly papers investigating the historical foundations of globalisation before 1945. It explores the effects of the 19th-century technologies of the railway, the telegraph, and the steamship, which promoted the globalisation process by boosting trade across frontiers.

Peopling the Pampa

On the Impact of Mass Migration to the River Plate, 1870-1914

Author: Alan M. Taylor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Argentina

Page: 40

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International migration in the long run

positive selection, negative selection and policy

Author: T. J. Hatton,Jeffrey G. Williamson,National Bureau of Economic Research

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 37

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