The current era is marked by an unparalleled level of human migration, the consequence of both recent and long-term political, economic, cultural, social, demographic and technological developments. Despite increased efforts to limit its size and consequences, migration has wide-ranging impacts upon social, environmental, economic, political, and cultural life in countries of origin and settlement. Such transformations impact not only those who are migrating, but those who are left behind, as well as those who live in the areas where migrants settle.

The Handbook of Migration Studies offers a conceptual approach to the study of international migration, exploring clearly the many modes of exit, reception and incorporation which involve varied populations in disparate political, economic, social and cultural contexts. How do these movements also facilitate the transmission of ideologies and identities, political and cultural practices and economic resources? Uniquely among texts in the subject area, the Handbook also provides a section devoted to exploring methods for studying international migration.

Featuring forty-seven essays written by leading international and multidisciplinary scholars, the Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies offers a contemporary, integrated and comprehensive resource for students and scholars of sociology, politics, human geography, law, history, urban planning, journalism, and health care.

chapter |8 pages


part |2 pages

PART II Refugees and forced migrants

part |2 pages

PART III Migrants in the economy

part |2 pages

PART IV Intersecting inequalities in the lives of migrants

part |2 pages

PART V Creating and recreating community and group identity

part |2 pages

PART VI Migrants and social reproduction

part |3 pages

PART VII Migrants and the state

chapter 31|14 pages

Migration and health

chapter 33|13 pages

Immigration and education

part |2 pages

PART VIII Maintaining links across borders

part |2 pages

PART IX Methods for studying international migration

chapter 39|13 pages

Census analysis

chapter 40|10 pages

Surveys and ethnosurveys

chapter 42|16 pages