|aMigration impact assessment :|bnew horizons /|cedited by Peter Nijkamp, Jacques Poot, Mediha Sahin.
|aCheltenham :|bEdward Elgar Pub. Ltd.,|c2012.
|ax, 441 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aNew horizons in regional science
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aPt. I. Labour and housing markets -- pt. II. Diversity -- pt. III. Entrepreneurship and innovation -- pt. IV. The international economy -- pt. V. Political economy.
|aDuring the last few decades the world has experienced an unprecedented level of cross-border migration. While this has generated significant socio-economic gains for host countries, as well as sometimes for the countries of origin, the costs and benefits involved are unevenly distributed. Consequently, growing global population mobility is a hotly debated topic, both in the political arena and by the general public. Amidst a plethora of facts, opinions and emotions, the assessment of migration impacts must be grounded in a solid scientific evidence base. This analytical book outlines and applies a range of the scientific methods that are currently available in migration impact assessment (MIA). The book provides various North American and European case studies that quantify socio-economic consequences of migration for host societies and for immigrants themselves.