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A Political Economy of International Migration, 1815-1914

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  • Foreman-Peck, James

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The present world economy has been strongly influenced by the comparative freedom of international migration in the nineteenth century. A simple model is advanced to explain the salient historical factors of immigration policy. It is based upon maximization of factor incomes, national distributions of income, factor endowments, and constitutions. The open door policy of the largest destination of European immigrants, the United States, emerges as an apparent anomaly. The explanation is the continuing identification of immigrants with their countries of origin and their easy enfranchisement that made them an electoral force to be reckoned with. Copyright 1992 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd and The Victoria University of Manchester

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Article provided by University of Manchester in its journal The Manchester School of Economic & Social Studies.

Volume (Year): 60 (1992)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 359-76

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Handle: RePEc:bla:manch2:v:60:y:1992:i:4:p:359-76

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  1. Douglas S. MASSEY, 2012. "Towards an integrated model of international migration," Eastern Journal of European Studies, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 3, pages 9-35, December.
  2. Hatton, Timothy J., 2010. "The Cliometrics of International Migration: A Survey," CEPR Discussion Papers 7803, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Gordon H. Hanson, 2006. "Illegal Migration from Mexico to the United States," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 44(4), pages 869-924, December.
  4. James Foreman-Peck & Peng Zhou, 2013. "The strength and persistence of entrepreneurial cultures," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 23(1), pages 163-187, January.
  5. Gordon H. Hanson, 2009. "The Governance of Migration Policy," Human Development Research Papers (2009 to present) HDRP-2009-02, Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), revised Apr 2009.
  6. Hanson, Gordon H., 2010. "International Migration and the Developing World," Handbook of Development Economics, Elsevier.

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