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Austria, migration, mid-19th century to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Isabel Schropper

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm054

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Schropper, I. 2013. Austria, migration, mid-19th century to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Due to its geographical position, throughout the centuries Austria has served as a crossing point for those traveling from east to west or south to north. However, it is only in the last two decades that Austria's history as a country of emigration, immigration, and transit migration has received growing attention. Most research (see Fassmann & Münz 1996) has focused on the subject of immigration as scholars (see Münz et al. 2003) have documented the push and pull factors of labor migration to Austria. By contrast, the subject of Austrian emigration, particularly the study of those who migrated permanently, has been both marginal and marginalized.

Keywords:

  • war;
  • political economy;
  • labor supply;
  • geopolitics;
  • gender