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Labor migration, Europe 1980–2010

Migration A–Z

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  1. Elizabeth Collett

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm333

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Collett, E. 2013. Labor migration, Europe 1980–2010. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Over the past 30 years, the scale and complexity of migration to (and within) Europe, and within and beyond the European Union has increased significantly. Until the mid-1980s, Europe experienced more emigration than immigration; yet, by 2010, 80 percent of population growth within the EU was due to international migration (Münz & Collett 2010). A great deal of this change can be attributed to economic migration during this period, and shifting government approaches for managing these migration dynamics.

Keywords:

  • class;
  • capitalism;
  • political economy;
  • postcolonialism;
  • demography and population studies