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The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political & Social Science

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political & Social Science
Undocumented Migration in a Global Economy

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July 2016 | 218 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

For thousands of years, migration has allowed people to adapt to life changes, pursue opportunities or to avoid risks. Until very recently, people were able to move relatively easily from across boarders, but migration is now much more severely restricted. In efforts to control the integration of labor markets countries now seek to limit and control the international migration of people into their land. 

 In this volume of The ANNALS the editors argue that illegal immigration arose as feature of capitalist globalization in the 20th century.  The collected research papers explore the origins of undocumented migration in our contemporary global economy, and show the consequences of so-called illegal immigration both for migrants and for a number of host countries.  The methodological challenges involved in studying clandestine population movements are also advanced by example.

Katharine M. Donato and Douglas S. Massey
Twenty-First Century Globalization and Illegal Migration
The Challenge of Studying Undocumented Migration
Fernando Riosmena
The Theoretical Potential and Methodological Limitations of Cross-context Comparative Research on Migration Dynamics
Frank Kalter and Gisela Will
Social Capital in Polish-German Migration Decision-making: Complementing the Ethnosurvey by a Prospective View
David P. Lindstrom
How Representative are Snowball Samples? Using the Ethnosurvey to Study Guatemala-U.S. Migration
Undocumented Latinos in the United States
Jorge Durand, Douglas S. Massey, and Karen A. Pren
Double Disadvantage: Unauthorized Mexicans in the U.S. Labor Market
Douglas S. Massey, Jorge Durand, and Karen A. Pren
The Precarious Position of Latino Immigrants in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of Ethnosurvey Data
Chenoa A. Flippen
Shadow Labor: Work and Wages among Immigrant Hispanic Women in Durham, NC
Emilio A. Parrado and Chenoa A. Flippen
The Departed: The Economic Recession, Deportations, and Out-Migration among Latino Immigrants in Durham, NC
Undocumented Others: Bangladeshis, Africans, and Chinese
Zai Liang and Bo Zhou
Effects of Legal Status on Employment and Health Outcomes among Low Skilled Chinese Immigrants in the U.S.
Erik Vickstrom
Legal Status, Gender, and Economic Incorporation of Senegalese Migrants in France, Italy, and Spain
Katharine M. Donato, Amanda Carrico, Blake Sisk, and Bhumika Piya
Different but the Same: How Legal Status affects International Migration from Bangladesh

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