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Development and receiving countries

Migration A–Z


  1. Thomas Straubhaar and Manh-Cuong Vu

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm170

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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Vu, T. S. a. M.-C. 2013. Development and receiving countries. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013


The ongoing free market globalization processes have stimulated the increase of the intensity of migration from economically less-developed to higher-developed regions of the world. Migration has become a phenomenon that is controversially debated in the receiving countries. This entry examines the economic consequences of migration and immigration, the challenge of successfully integrating people with different cultural and social backgrounds and that of managing efficiently the increasing diversity of host societies. Consequently, the evaluation of the influences of migration is expanded from a purely economic benefit cost analysis for migration receiving countries to questions of political, social, and cultural transformations as well.


  • labor supply;
  • capitalism;
  • political economy;
  • employment and unemployment;
  • immigration;
  • poverty;
  • gender