Migration Resources


Supporting Pages:

Internet Sites:

Migration Policy Institute [Washington D.C.]


"The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), founded in New York in 1964, [...] is committed to facilitating the study of sociodemographic, historical, economic, political, legislative and pastoral aspects of human migration and refugee movements."

Population Data Sites

Migration Studies (Abstracts (Princeton)

Migration Dialogue (UC Davis) (Migration News / Rural Migration News)

Immigration History
Professor Thomas Archdeacon, History dept U of Wisconsin, Madison, has put on-line a number of useful tables and graphs regarding immigration history.

Household Relations, Migration Decisions, and Employment Outcomes (Professor Victoria Lawson's NSF Collaborative Research Abstract)

Charles' Migration Page incl. Migration Glossary

Migration Concepts (Global Observatory's Resource Information)

Migration Newsletter (UCDavis)


Mastering your next move ; Seattle Times, Sunday, July 5, 1998 by Jamie Orcutt Wausau (Wisc.) Daily Herald

"U.S. residents move more than anyone else in the world - an average of 12 times over a lifetime. In fact, about 17 percent of the population moves each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and about half of that great shift of 43 million Americans happens during the summer months."


Klaus J. Bade and Myron Weiner, eds., Migration Past, Migration Future: Germany and the United States, (Vol. 1 of series Migration and Refugees: Politics and Policies in the United States and Germany) Berghahn Books, 1997

Berry, Brian J.L., "Transnational Urbanward Migration 1830-1980," Annals (AAG), 83(3), 1993, 389-405.

Beshers, James M., Computer Models of Social Processes: The Case of Migration Demography, Vol. 4, No. 2. (1967), pp. 838-842. Stable jstor URL:

The demographic model is a program for representing births, deaths, migration, and social mobility as social processes in a non-stationary stochastic process (Markovian).

Black, Richard, ed. GEOGRAPHY AND REFUGEES: PATTERNS AND PROCESSES OF CHANGE. New York : Belhaven Press, Halsted Press, 1993. xii. 220 p. : ill : 24 cm [HV640.G46 1993]

Borjas, George J. "The Economics of Immigration," Journal of Economic Literature. Vol.32(4), December 1994, pp.1667-1717. [extensive bibliography]

Borjas, George J. "The Economic Benefits from Immigration," Journal of Economic Perspectives. Vol.9(2), Spring 1995, pp.3-22.

Borjas, George J., Friends and Strangers: The Impact of Immigrants on the U.S.Economy. Basic Books, N.Y. [Ch.6: "Assimilation and the Earnings of Immigrants,"; Ch.10: "Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Immigrant Enclaves"]

Cadwallader, Martin T., Migration and residential mobility : macro and micro approaches. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1992. [HB1951 .C25 1992]

Champion, Tony and Tony Fielding, eds., Migration Processes and Patterns. Belhaven 1992. Vol.I & II [HB2043.M555] Vol.I:

Chant, Sylvia. Gender and Migration in Developing Countries. London: Belhaven 1992. [reviewed by V.Lawson in Annals (AAG) 84(1), March 1994, p.137ff.]

Fik, T. J.; Amey, R. G.; Mulligan, G. F. Labor migration amongst hierarchically competing and intervening origins and destinations. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 24, No. 9, Sep 1992. 1,271-90 pp. London, England. In Eng.

"A spatial interaction methodology is developed for modeling flows in a hierarchical system. A competing and intervening destinations framework is employed to model and predict U.S. state-to-state labor migration. This analysis is used to assess the importance of geographic variables in explaining variations in regional labor flows. Empirical findings suggest that U.S. labor migration is largely explained by...size, distance, locational accessibility, and intervening opportunities in a spatial hierarchy."

Flowerdew, R. and P.J.Boyle, "Migration Models Incorporating Interdependence of Movers," Environment and Planning A, 1995, vol.27, pp.1493-1502.

Friedberg, Rachel M. and Jennifer Hunt, "The Impact of Immigrants on Host Country Wages, Employment and Growth," Journal of Economic Perspectives. Vol.9(2), Spring 1995, pp.23-44.

Kathie Friedman-Kasaba, UW sociology professor, Memories of Migration, examining the lives of Russian-Jewish and Italian immigrants.

Greenwood, Michael J., Hunt, Gary and Kohli, Ulrich. The Short-Run and Long-Run Factor-Market Consequences of Immigration to the United States. Journal of Regional Science, February 1996, 36(1), p. 43.

"This paper applies the production-theory approach to assess the impact on domestic wages and employment of immigration to the United States. Inputs are disaggregated between recent immigrants, non-recent immigrants, native workers, and capitol. Census cross-sectional data for 1980 and for 123 metropolitan areas are used..."

Greenwood, M.J. and G.L. Hunt, "Economic Effects of Immigrants on Native and Foreign-Born Workers: Complementarity, Substitutability, and Other Channels of Influence," Southern Economic Journal 61(4), April 1995, 1076-97.

Halter, Marilyn. New migrants in the marketplace : Boston's ethnic entrepreneurs. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1995. [Business Admin General Stacks HD2346.U5 N38 1995]

Harner, John. P., "Continuity Amidst Change: Undocumented Mexican Migration to Arizona," Professional Geographer 47(4), Nov. 1995, pp.399-411.

THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPEAN MIGRATIONS / EDITED BY RUSSELL KING. London ; New York : Belhaven Press ; New York : Co-published in the Americas with Halsted Press, 1993. 263 p. [JV7590 .N49 1993]

Harris, Nigel. The New Untouchables: Immigration and the New World Order. Penguin 1995. [Bibliography!]

Jones, Richard C., Ambivalent Journey: U.S.Migration and Economic Mobility in North-Central Mexico. Tuscon, Az: Univ. of Arizona Press 1995(?).

King, Russel. Mass Migration in Europe: The Legacy and the Future. N.Y.: Wiley 1995.

Kontuly, T. and K.P. Schoen, "Changing Western German Internal Migration Systems during the Second Half of the 1980s," Environment and Planning A, 26(10), October 1994, pp.1521-43.

Light, IMMIGRATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP : CULTURE, CAPITAL, AND ETHNIC NETWORKS / EDITED BY IVAN LIGHT, PARMINDER BHACHU. New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, c1993. xiv, 381 p. : ill. [HD2341 .I46 1993]

Morrill, R.L., "Age-Specific Migration and Regional Diversity," Environment and Planning A, 26(11), November 1994, pp.1699-1710.

Ouaked, S. Transatlantic roundtable on high-skilled migration and sending countries issues. Table ronde transatlantique sur la migration tres qualifiee et les questions interessant les pays de depart. International-Migration. 2002; 40(4): 153-166

Rees, Philip et al., eds., Population Migration in the European Union. Wiley 1996 [HB2041.P66]

Rogers, Alisdair. Ravenstein and the gravity analogy of migration. Geography review [Deddington] Vol. 9. No. 4. March 1996. p. 19-20. Map.

Sastry, M.L., "Estimating the Economic Impacts of Elderly Migration: An Input-Output Analysis," Growth and Change, Winter 1992, pp.54-79.

Seagrave, Sterling., Lords of the Rim : the invisible empire of the overseas Chinese. New York : Putnam's Sons, c1995. [BA Stacks]

Zaman, Niaz and K.U.Ahmed, eds., Migration, Migrants and the United States. Dhaka 1992. [JV6455.M54]

Zavodny, Madeline. "Welfare and the Locational Choices of New Immigrants," Economic Review (Fed Reserve Bank of Dallas), 2nd quarter 1997, pp.2-10.

Zimmermann, Klaus F., "Tackling the European Migration Problems," Journ. of Econ. Perspectives, vol.9(2), Spring 1995, pp.45-62.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door." Emma Lazarus (1849-1887) wrote The New Colossus in 1883

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