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Theories of international migration: a review and appraisal.
The configuration of developed countries has become today diverse and multiethnic due to international migration. A single coherent theoretical explanation for international migration is lacking. TheExpand
The Dimensions of Residential Segregation
This paper conceives of residential segregation as a multidimensional phenomenon varying along 5 distinct axes of measurement: evenness exposure concentration centralization and clustering. 20Expand
American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass
This article argues that racial segregation is crucial to explaining the emergence of the urban underclass during the 1970s. A strong interaction between rising rates of poverty and high levels ofExpand
Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Immigration in an Era of Economic Integration
Immigration is a hot and emotional topic at the current time. This excellent book contributes some reason and knowledge to the debate. The authors give clarity by presenting an historical context toExpand
Worlds in Motion: Understanding International Migration at the End of the Millennium
At the end of the 20th century nearly all developed nations have become countries of immigration, absorbing growing numbers of immigrants not only from developed regions, but increasingly fromExpand
Social structure, household strategies, and the cumulative causation of migration.
  • D. Massey
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Population index
  • 1990
A detailed review of interconnections among individual behavior, household strategies, community structures, and national political economies indicates that inter-level and inter-temporal dependencies are inherent to the migration process and give it a strong internal momentum. Expand
What's Driving Mexico-U.S. Migration? A Theoretical, Empirical, and Policy Analysis
Using data gathered in 25 Mexican communities, the authors link individual acts of migration to 41 theoretically defined individual-, household-, community-, and macroeconomic-level predictors. TheExpand
Immigrant Health--Selectivity and Acculturation
This paper explores some salient issues concerning immigrant health. Ethnic health disparities are inherently linked to immigration since ethnic identities often are traced to the country of originExpand
Continuities in Transnational Migration: An Analysis of Nineteen Mexican Communities
Researchers working in Mexican communities have observed both regularities and inconsistencies in the way that transnational migration develops over time. This article presents a theory that accountsExpand