CUSTOMER SERVICE

01926 634501

Exploding the Migration Myths

By Russell King,Nicola Mai,Mirela Dalipaj
ISBN: 9780855985240
This book argues that either we create paths to legal migration or migration will remain illegal. Migration can potentially benefit both the host societies and countries of origin. But an approach that seeks to maximise the benefits and to control the costs of migration depends centrally on how we choose to govern it.

Price: £9.45

Was: £9.95

Exploding the Migration Myths View Jacket

  • Synopsis
    Migration has become a central issue in a heated political and media debate in Britain and throughout Europe. But the issues have often become confused and mythologised. This report seeks to contribute to a more mature public debate - and to more effective and just policy responses - through an in-depth study of the forces driving migration, and the strategies which seek to govern it. Exploding the Migration Myths draws upon a year-long Fabian Society and Oxfam joint research project into the causes and consequences of migration. It looks in details at the case of migrants from Albania, the poorest country in Europe, their experience in the UK, and the impact on their home country, from remittances to the loss of human capital. By speaking to migrants themselves, whose voices are usually missing from this debate, the report identifies the real reasons behind migration and what drives those who undertake it. The report seeks a more holistic approach, linking development policy with domestic policies on entry and integration. The report makes a number of policy recommendations, arguing that the choice between allowing or stopping migration is a false one. Migration is a fact, which is affecting all countries in the developed and developing worlds. The real choices are in how we govern migration, Exploding the Migration Myths argues that either we create paths to legal migration, for unskilled as well as skilled workers, or migration will remain illegal, often controlled by transnational criminal gangs. As the report shows, migration can potentially benefit both the host societies and countries of origin. But an approach that seeks to maximise the benefits and to control the costs of migration depends centrally on how we choose to govern it.
  • Table of Contents
    Executive summary and recommendations


    Introduction


    Migrants' voices: Experience of Albanian migrants


    Back home: The impact of migration on households in Albania


    Migration and poverty: A viable policy framework



    References

  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Russell King,Nicola Mai,Mirela Dalipaj
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 76
    Format Paperback / softback