International migration : a very short introduction / Khalid Koser.
By: Koser, Khalid.Material type: TextSeries: Very short introductions: 157.Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007Description: 140 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780199298013 (pbk.); 0199298017 (pbk.).Subject(s): Emigration and immigrationAdditional physical formats: Online version:: International migration.DDC classification: 325 Other classification: 74.94
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-128) and index.
Why migration matters -- Who is a migrant? -- Migration and globalization -- Migration and development -- Irregular migration -- Refugees and asylum-seekers -- Migrants in society -- The future of international migration.
Looks at the global phenomenon of human migration--both legal and illegal-revealing how migration actually presents opportunities that must be taken advantage of in light of the current economic climate. The author debunks myths such as the claim that migrants take jobs away from local workers, or that they take advantage of health care systems. He reveals why society as we now know it could not function without them. Using interviews with migrants from around the world, the author presents the human side of topics such as asylum and refugees, human trafficking, migrant smuggling, development, and the international labor force. His goal throughout is to allow readers to see beyond the negative spin usually given the subject by the media and politicians, and come to their own conclusions on the current international migration situation.