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Type: Journal article
Title: Immigration responses to global change in Asia: a review
Author: Hugo, G.
Citation: Geographical Research, 2006; 44(2):155-172
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 1745-5871
Abstract: There has been a parametric increase in the scale and complexity of global international migration in the last fifteen years. Asia has been prominent in this change with countries in the region being important sources and destinations of migrants. This paper summarises the main developments which are occurring in south-north migration, student migration, forced migration, north-north migration and international labour migration. In the transformation of international population movement in the region a most striking feature is the strong pattern of circularity in movement and the networks which are established between origin and destination. It is argued that several global changes have been instrumental in these changes. These include the three ‘Ds’: demography, development and democracy. It is shown that increasing gradients of difference between nations in the pattern of growth (or lack of it), in the workforce, in income and poverty levels and in patterns of governance, have been important drivers of the migration. Moreover they are likely to increase in their impact over the next two decades. In addition, the impact of global environmental change on migration is considered, as are the effects of proliferating social networks and the global migration industry.
Keywords: Asia; population movement; migration policy; migration and development
RMID: 0020062883
DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2006.00382.x
Appears in Collections:Geography, Environment and Population publications
Australian Population and Migration Research Centre publications

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