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John Salt (2001)

Europe's Migration Field*

In: Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft, Vol. 26, 3-4/2001, p. 295-325, Opladen: Verlag Leske + Budrich, ISSN: 0340-2398

This article is concerned with Europe's "Migration Field". The following questions are discussed here: What do we mean by migration? Is Europe a global region of immigration? How big are stocks of foreign population in European countries? Which nationalities constitute the foreign population in Europe? What are the flows of migrants into and within Europe? Which nationalities are currently flowing into Western Europe? How many foreign workers are there in Europe? What trends exist in asylum seeking? Are distinct "migration fields" developing in Europe? What differences occur between member states by type of origin? Further topics are migration as a legal business (governments and national economies) and migration as an illegitimate business (trafficking and human smuggling), the segmentation of labour markets and immigration policy. The article concludes by presenting a migration management strategy for Europe and illustrating the outlook for the future.

* Original title: Europas Migrationsfeld (full text in German only)

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