The Global Mobility Divide: How Visa Policies Have Evolved over Time

  title={The Global Mobility Divide: How Visa Policies Have Evolved over Time},
  author={Steffen Mau and Fabian G{\"u}lzau and Lena Laube and Natascha Zaun},
  journal={Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies},
  pages={1192 - 1213}
While visa policies are the major instrument for regulating and controlling the global flow of people, little is known about how they have changed over time. Accordingly, scholars have expressed the need for large-N data-sets which cover more than one point in time. This article takes up this challenge and presents for the first time a global overview of the changes in visa waiver policies based on a newly created database containing the visa waiver policies of over 150 countries for 1969 and… 

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