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Seeking Asylum in Europe
type="main" xml:lang="en"> Over the last three decades the annual number of applications for asylum in the countries of the European Union has increased from about 15 000 to more than 300 000. ThisExpand
Explaining U.S. Immigration, 19711998
In this paper we develop and estimate a model to explain variations in immigration to the United States by source country since the early 1970s. The explanatory variables include ratios to the UnitedExpand
The Rise and Fall of Asylum: What Happened and Why?
In the last 20 years, developed countries have struggled with what seemed to be an ever-rising tide of asylum seekers, a trend that has now gone into reverse. This paper examines what happened andExpand
Demographic and Economic Pressure on Emigration Out of Africa
  • T. Hatton, Jeffrey G. Williamson
  • Economics
  • 1 January 2001
Two of the main forces driving European emigration in the late nineteenth century were real wage gaps between sending and receiving regions and demographic booms in the low-wage sending regionsExpand
Immigrant Selection in the OECD
In this paper, we examine the determinants of educational selectivity in immigration using immigrant stock data for 70 source countries and 21 OECD destination countries, as observed in the yearExpand
A Model of UK Emigration, 1870-1913
This paper develops a simple time-series model of emigration and applies it to data for emigration from the UK between 1870 and 1913. The model is derived from a microeconomic analysis of theExpand
Immigration and Inter-Regional Mobility in the UK, 1982-2000
The possible effects of higher immigration, raising unemployment and lowering earnings for locals, has been a contentious empirical issue and it has recently come to the fore in Britain. Most studiesExpand
Explaining trends in UK immigration
Since the 1970s Britain has gone from being a country of net emigration to one of net immigration, with a trend increase in immigration of more than 100,000 per year. This paper represents the firstExpand
Long run trends in the heights of European men, 19th-20th centuries.
The main finding is that for the northern and middle European groups of countries the gains in height were most rapid in the period 1911-15 to 1951-55, a period that embraced two World Wars and the Great Depression but also witnessed advances in public health and hygiene. Expand