Why Do People Migrate?: Labour Market Security and Migration Decisions

Maciej Duszczyk
University of Warsaw, Poland


Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781838677503
Published:
16 Sep 2019
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
168 pages - 129 x 198mm
Series:
Emerald Points
Migration is presently a topic that arouses universal interest. Why people choose to migrate is a question that sparks great discussion. Both economic and non-economic factors contribute to this monumental decision. 
This book, written by experts in the field, focuses on the issue of impact of the expected labour market security on migration decision-making. The idea of push factors such as low levels of security in the state of origin and pull factors such as the expectations of financial security are explored in depth. Another layer of analysis is added as the authors explore how the expected labour market security level may be achieved in various ways. Some migrants may choose a state with a model characterised by extensive legislation related to labour market security, while others will be more willing to choose countries with greater flexibility, where it is as easy to lose a job as to find one and have greater employment security. By providing the most recent research on the impact of labour market security on migration-related decisions, this important text will help not only answer the question of why people decide to migrate, but also uncover the decision-making process in choosing a specific receiving state.  
By using case studies from around Europe, this book will prove invaluable for researchers, leaders and policy makers in the field of politics and migration studies.
Introduction; Maciej Duszczyk
Chapter 1. Labour market security and migration related decisions: theoretical background; Maciej Duszczyk, Kamil Matuszczyk 
Chapter 2. Are the countries different? Statistical view on labour market security; Kamil Matuszczyk 
Chapter 3. Why and where. Labour market security as a push-pull factor; Maciej Górecki, Kamil Matuszczyk, Monika Ste
Chapter 4. Migration policy. Recommendations for sending and receiving countries; Maciej Duszczyk  
Conclusion; Maciej Duszczyk
Maciej Duszczyk is Vice-Rector for Research, University of Warsaw, Poland, member of the Board of Centre of Migration Research. In 2008-2011 he was member of the Board of Strategic Advisers to the Prime Minister of Poland; in 2011-2013, Head of Task Force for Migration Policy in the Chancellery of the President of Poland; in 2014-2015, Visiting Professor at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg and Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. He is also member of the Transatlantic Forum on Migration and Integration. He got research grants e.g. from Polish-German Foundation of Science, National Science Centre and European Commission.

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