The migration of labor

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Aims to build on three premises: that there is more to migration than an individualistic optimising behavior; more than simply a response to wage differentials; and that a great many migratory phenomena would not have occurred if the set of markets and financial institutions were perfect and complete. There are 28 chapters, grouped into seven parts: overviews; migration and risk; the relative deprivation approach; labor migration under alternative informational regimes; migrants' remittances; planning with migration; and the economic performance of migrants. Several of the chapters are inspired by the idea that the family involved in migration is an alliance of agents that engage in a game with each other as well as against a "common enemy'. -M.Amos

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe migration of labor
PublisherBasil Blackwell
ISBN (Print)1557860300, 9781557860309
StatePublished - 1991


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