Theories of international migration: a review and appraisal.

  title={Theories of international migration: a review and appraisal.},
  author={Douglas S. Massey and Joaqu{\'i}n Arango and Graeme Hugo and Ali Kouaouci Ali Kouaouci and A. Pellegrino and J. Edward Taylor},
  journal={Population and Development Review},
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. The aim of this discussion was the generation and integration of current theories that clarify basic assumptions and hypotheses of the various models. Theories were differentiated as explaining the initiation of migration and the perpetuation of international movement. Initiation theories discussed… 

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