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Title Migration and culture / edited by Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang
Published Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 729 pages) : illustrations
Series Frontiers of economics and globalization, 1574-8715 ; v. 8
Frontiers of economics and globalization ; v. 8
Contents ch. 1. Migration and culture / Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang -- ch. 2. Informational cascades and the decision to migrate / Gil S. Epstein -- ch. 3. The measurement of income polarization by ethnic groups : the case of Israel population / Joseph Deutsch -- ch. 4. The effects of school quality in the origin on the payoff to schooling for immigrants / Barry R. Chiswick, Paul W. Miller -- ch. 5. Development and migration : lessons from southern Europe / Riccardo Faini, Alessandra Venturini -- ch. 6. Geographic dispersion and internal migration of immigrants / Neeraj Kaushal, Robert Kaestner -- ch. 7. Understanding the wage dynamics of immigrant labor : a contractual alternative / Christoph M. Schmidt -- ch. 8. Interactions between local and migrant workers at the workplace / Gil S. Epstein, Yosef Mealem -- ch. 9. Ethnic competition and specialization / Martin Kahanec -- ch. 10. Nationality discrimination in the labor market : theory and test / Orn B. Bodvarsson, John G. Sessions -- ch. 11. Culture, investment in language and earnings / Erez Siniver -- ch. 12. Immigration : America's nineteenth-century 'law and order problem?' / Howard Bodenhorn, Carolyn M. Moehling, Anne Morrison Piehl -- ch. 13. A political economy of the immigrant assimilation : internation dynamics / Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang -- ch. 14. Assimilating under credit constraints : public support for private efforts / Sajal Lahiri -- ch. 15. Immigrant networks and the U.S. bilateral trade : the role of immigrant income / Kusum Mundra -- ch. 16. The societal integration of immigrants in Germany / Michael Fertig -- ch. 17. Who matters most? The effect of parent's schooling on children's schooling / Ira N. Gang -- ch. 18. Intergenerational transfer of human capital under post-war distress : the displaced and the Roma in the former Yugoslavia / Martin Kahanec, Mutlu Yuksel -- ch. 19. Household structure of recent immigrants to Israel / Sarit Cohen-Goldner -- ch. 20. Circular migration or permanent return : what determines different forms of migration? / Florin Vadean, Matloob Piracha -- ch. 21. Labor migration, remittances, and economic well-being : a study of households in Rajasthan, India / Yan Xing, Moshe Semyonov, Yitchak Haberfeld -- ch. 22. Promoting the educational success of Latin America immigrant children separated from parents during migration / Sara Z. Poggio, T.H. Gindling -- ch. 23. Cultural differences in the remittance behaviour of households : evidence from Canadian micro data / Don DeVoretz, Florin Vadean -- ch. 24. FSU immigrants in Canada : a case of positive triple selection? / Don DeVoretz, Michele Battisti -- ch. 25. What drives immigration policy? Evidence based on a survey of governments' officials / Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda -- ch. 26. Changes in attitudes toward immigrants in Europe : before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall / Ira N. Gang, Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz, Myeong-Su Yun -- ch. 27. The implications of social norms on immigration policy -- ch. 28. Ethnic fragmentation, conflict, displaced persons and human trafficking : an empirical analysis
Summary Culture is not new to the study of migration. It has lurked beneath the surface for some time, occasionally protruding openly into the discussion, usually under some pseudonym. The authors of the papers in this volume bring culture into the open. They are concerned with how culture manifests itself in the migration process for three groups of actors: the migrants, those remaining in the sending areas, and people already living in the recipient locations. The topics vary widely. What unites the authors is an understanding that though actors behave differently, within a group there are economically important shared beliefs (customs, values, attitudes, etc.), which we commonly referred to as culture. Culture plays a central role in our understanding of migration as an economic phenomenon. While the papers in this volume occasionally touch on this diversity and the conflicts it engenders, this is not the focus of the volume. Here the emphasis is on the distinctions in culture between migrants, the families they left behind, and the local population in the migration destination. The new interactions directly affect all three groups. Assimilation is one result; separation is also a possibility. Location choice, workplace interaction, enclave size, the opportunity for the migrant obtaining credit in their new country, the local populations reaction to migrants, the political culture of the migrants and local population, links to the country-of-origin, and the economic state of the host country, all contribute to the classic conflict between assimilation and separation. This volume will consider different aspects of the process of assimilation considering the affect on the migrants themselves, on the local population, on the families left at the home country and others
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Emigration and immigration.
Form Electronic book
Author Epstein, Gil S.
Gang, Ira N.
ISBN 0857241540 (electronic bk.)
9780857241542 (electronic bk.)