The Global Economic Crisis and Migration

Christof Roos, Natascha Zaun

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    Offering an in-depth analysis of the impact of the economic crisis (2008–2012) on
    immigration movements and policies in the U.S. and Europe, this book is guided by two
    key questions: What is the scope of change and did the crisis motivate this change or did
    other factors do so?
    The contributions to the book find that the crisis had immediate effects on migration
    – migrants left crisis-stricken countries, naturalised in non-crisis countries
    where they had previously settled, or stopped migrating to formerly attractive countries
    which had been negatively affected by the crisis. Whereas prior to the crisis the majority
    of migrants were highly-skilled, during the crisis there was a shift to vulnerable groups
    such as low-skilled workers and women.
    The book also finds that migration policies have indeed changed in times of crisis.
    However, these changes are neither exclusively restrictions nor liberalisations, but
    encompass changes in both directions. Despite the coincidence of many policy changes
    with the crisis, these changes are not primarily induced by the crisis. Instead, politicians
    rhetorically used the crisis to promote both liberal and restrictive policy changes which
    were already in the making before the crisis.
    This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and
    Migration Studies.
    Originele taal-2English
    Aantal pagina's151
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-138-50191-1
    StatusPublished - 10 jan 2018


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