International Handbook of Migration and Population Distribution

  • Michael J. White

Part of the International Handbooks of Population book series (IHOP, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Perspectives on Theory for Internal and International Migration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Richard Wright, Mark Ellis
      Pages 11-30
    3. Michael J. Greenwood
      Pages 31-40
    4. Caroline B. Brettell
      Pages 41-67
    5. Michael J. White, Colin Johnson
      Pages 69-89
  3. Data and Methods for Migration Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Richard E. Bilsborrow
      Pages 109-156
    3. Matt Sobek
      Pages 157-174
    4. Cris Beauchemin, Bruno Schoumaker
      Pages 175-204
  4. Regional Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Elin Charles-Edwards, Salut Muhidin, Martin Bell, Yu Zhu
      Pages 269-284
    3. Zai Liang, Qian Song
      Pages 285-309
    4. Amitabh Kundu, Lopamudra Ray Saraswati
      Pages 311-332
    5. Graeme Hugo, Janet Wall, Margaret Young
      Pages 333-370
    6. James Raymer
      Pages 371-388
    7. Adriana Lopez-Ramirez, Gabriela Sánchez-Soto
      Pages 389-419
    8. Amy Spring, Stewart E. Tolnay, Kyle Crowder
      Pages 421-448
  5. Emerging Policy Topics in Population Redistribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Elizabeth Nauman, Mark VanLandingham, Philip Anglewicz
      Pages 451-463
    3. Lori M. Hunter, Raphael Nawrotzki
      Pages 465-484
    4. Rachel E. Dwyer, Daniel Sanchez
      Pages 485-504
    5. Jennifer Glick, Julie Park
      Pages 505-524
    6. J. Edward Taylor, Michael Castelhano
      Pages 525-541
    7. Silvia E. Giorguli, Maria Adela Angoa
      Pages 543-572
    8. Mark R. Montgomery, Deborah Balk, Zhen Liu, Siddharth Agarwal, Eleri Jones, Susana Adamo
      Pages 573-604
    9. Holly E. Reed, Bernadette Ludwig, Laura Braslow
      Pages 605-625
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 627-636

About this book


This Handbook offers a comprehensive collection of essays that cover essential features of geographical mobility, from internal migration, to international migration, to urbanization, to the adaptation of migrants in their destinations. Part I of the collection introduces the range of theoretical perspectives offered by several social science disciplines, while also examining the crucial relationship between internal and international migration.  Part II takes up methods, ranging from how migration data are best collected to contemporary techniques for analyzing such data.  Part III of the handbook contains summaries of present trends across all world regions.  Part IV rounds out the volume with several contributions assessing pressing issues in contemporary policy areas.  The volume’s editor Michael J. White has spent a career studying the pattern and process of internal and international migration, urbanization, and population distribution in a wide variety of settings, from developing societies to advanced economies.  In this Handbook he brings together contributors from all parts of the world, gathering in this one volume both geographical and substantive expertise of the first rank.  The Handbook will be a key reference source for established scholars, as well as an invaluable high-level introduction to the most relevant topics in the field for emerging scholars.


Assylum Emigration Handbook Integration Internal migration International migration Migration Population distribution Population movement Refugees Sociology Urbanization World migration trends

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Brown University Dept. SociologyProvidenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-7281-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-7282-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1877-9204
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1877
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