Migration in Asia

Charles-Edwards, Elin, Muhidin, Salut, Bell, Martin and Zhu, Yu (2016). Migration in Asia. In Michael J. White (Ed.), International handbook of migration and population distribution (pp. 269-284) Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-7282-2_13

Author Charles-Edwards, Elin
Muhidin, Salut
Bell, Martin
Zhu, Yu
Title of chapter Migration in Asia
Title of book International handbook of migration and population distribution
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-7282-2_13
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9789401772815
ISSN 1877-9204
Editor Michael J. White
Volume number 6
Chapter number 13
Start page 269
End page 284
Total pages 16
Total chapters 27
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Asia presents a unique setting for the study of human migration. Home to more than three-fifths of the world’s population and spanning almost a third of global land mass, Asia is host to diverse cultures, economies, political systems and settlement patterns. In tandem with national variations in population size and composition, these factors have led to marked variations in human spatial mobility across the region. This chapter draws on emerging data on international and internal migration to explore migration intensity and patterns of spatial redistribution both between and within Asian countries. The chapter begins by tracing patterns of international migration using data from the United Nations and The World Bank and identifies four distinct migration systems. Turning to internal migration, data from the IMAGE project (Bell et al. 2015a) are used to explore cross-national differences in the lifetime intensity and pattern of spatial redistribution within 16 Asian countries. Results reveal considerable diversity in international and internal migration, reflecting differences in levels of urbanisation, in the effect of government policies, and in stages of economic development.
Keyword Migration
Mobility Transition
Cross-national comparisons
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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