Labor migration, Europe 1980–2010
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Collett, E. 2013. Labor migration, Europe 1980–2010. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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.
- political economy;
- demography and population studies