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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Stern, Philip Van Doren, 1900-1984.
Prehistoric Europe, from stone age man to the early Greeks.
New York, Norton 
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Philip Van Doren Stern
|Description:||383 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction : understanding the trends, themes, and strata of international migration --
Why people move or stay put : international migration is the result of compelling and conflicting factors --
What happens when international migration happens? The dilemmas posed by migration --
How empires, policy regimes, and economic imperatives influenced the mobility of capital and people in the 20th century --
Latin America : where volatile economic development, political crises, poverty, and remittance income is a laboratory for studying the determinants of international migration --
Who migrates and what they offer : a focus on people and elites with talent, knowledge, and entrepreneurial skills --
A fair and orderly international migration process requires a global social contract.
"The international mobility of people is a main feature of the global economy of today and yesterday although external openness is oft en more favorable to goods and money than people across diff erent periods of the world economy including crisis, globalization, nationalism and autarkic trends. Immigration augments the labor force in receiving countries and provides many of the bodies and minds that are essential to any vibrant economy. Talented people are critical to the transfer of knowledge, ideas, fresh capital, contacts, and entrepreneurial capacities. Th is book that promotes a freer and more humane regime for the mobility of people is based on a blend of theory and empirical evidence comprising varied country examples, and rich historical material ranging from the mid-19th century to the early 21st century. It discusses the conceptual underpinnings of the push-and-pull factors of current migration waves and their impacts for development on the source and receiving countries. Th e analysis reviews the historical context under which various migration experiences have taken place - both in periods of internationalism and in periods of nationalism - in order to contribute to debates on the desirability of and the tensions and costs involved in the current process of international migration and globalization. Th ese issues are relevant during times of both economic slumps and times of economic growth"--Provided by publisher.