Contemporary immigration: theoretical perspectives on its determinants and modes of incorporation

A. Portes, J. Borocz

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Abstract

Reviews conventional theories about different aspects of labor migration: its origins, stability over time, and patterns of migrant settlement. For each of these aspects, provides alternative explanatory hypotheses derived from the notions of increasing articulation of the international system and the social embeddedness of its various subprocesses, including labor flows. A typology of sources and outcomes of contemporary immigration is presented as an heuristic device to organize the diversity of such movements. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-630
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Migration Review
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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