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Migration and Globalization: Challenges and Perspectives
Migration and Globalization: Challenges and Perspectives

Author(s): Mariana Bălan
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Scientia Moralitas Research Institute
Keywords: globalization; migration; urban immigration; economic and social effects
Summary/Abstract: The globalization of modern world stimulated marked increases in the migration to locations both near and far supported by several factors either of economic, social or environmental nature or by political instability and the development of some sophisticated, modern transport systems and networks that facilitated easier, cheaper and quicker movement of individuals than in any other moment in mankind’s history. Thus, the number of international migrants reached 244 million in 2015 on increase by 41% as compared with the year 2000. Characteristic for the migration phenomenon by the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the third millennium is the change in the structure, dimension and typology of migration flows, as the workforce demand regarding the labor force market in the countries of destination is addressed especially to high-skilled immigrants. Even though for most of the times, the volume, diversity, geographic expansion, as well as the general complexity of international migration are considered as on increase as effects of the globalization processes, still this idea remains for its largest part unverified. The paper presents a brief analysis of the main globalization characteristics of globalization and its impact on the volume, structure, and trends of the migration flows.

  • Page Range: 24-34
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English