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Cultural avoidance and internal migration in the USA: do the source countries matter?

In: Migration Impact Assessment

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  • Alessandra Faggian
  • Mark D. Partridge
  • Dan S. Rickman

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During the last few decades the world has experienced an unprecedented level of cross-border migration. While this has generated significant socio-economic gains for host countries, as well as sometimes for the countries of origin, the costs and benefits involved are unevenly distributed. Consequently, growing global population mobility is a hotly debated topic, both in the political arena and by the general public. Amidst a plethora of facts, opinions and emotions, the assessment of migration impacts must be grounded in a solid scientific evidence base. This analytical book outlines and applies a range of the scientific methods that are currently available in migration impact assessment (MIA). The book provides various North American and European case studies that quantify socio-economic consequences of migration for host societies and for immigrants themselves.

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  • Alessandra Faggian & Mark D. Partridge & Dan S. Rickman, 2012. "Cultural avoidance and internal migration in the USA: do the source countries matter?," Chapters,in: Migration Impact Assessment, chapter 6, pages 203-224 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    1. Bianca Biagi & Alessandra Faggian & Philip McCann, 2011. "Long and Short Distance Migration in Italy: The Role of Economic, Social and Environmental Characteristics," Spatial Economic Analysis, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(1), pages 111-131.
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    3. Partridge, Mark & Betz, Mike, 2012. "Country Road Take Me Home: Migration Patterns in the Appalachia America and Place-Based Policy," MPRA Paper 38293, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Development Studies; Economics and Finance; Politics and Public Policy Social Policy and Sociology; Urban and Regional Studies;

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