The Age of Mass Migration: Causes and Economic Impact 1st Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0195116519
ISBN-10: 0195116518
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Editorial Reviews

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"This is an important contribution to the literature, and it will interest economic historians, demographers, and microeconomists. Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduate through professional collections."--Choice


"Men and women have always been willing to 'better themselves' through migration--when they could. The century or so before the First World War offered more Europeans the opportunity of doing so than ever before or since. In The Age of Mass Migration, Timothy Hatton and Jeffrey Williamson, two of the best economic historians of their generation, apply their complementary skills to the production of an integrated and compelling analysis of this mass migration of over fifty million people. Combining theory and measurement, they offer a lively and persuasive interpretation of differences in the size and timing of migrant flows across Europe during this 'liberal interlude', and a powerful analysis of the consequences for the economies that received and sent them."--Cormac � Gr�da, University College, Dublin


"Hatton and Williamson's The Age of Mass Migration: An Economic Analysis is a magnificent study of the flow of immigrants from Western Europe to the New World in the six decades prior to World War I. Economic theory and econometrics are skillfully used to analyze the determinants of the flow and the labor market consequences for both the sending and receiving countries. This carefully executed study will be essential reading for economists and historians with an interest in immigration or in the economic history of Europe and the Americas in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."--Barry R. Chiswick, University of Illinois at Chicago


"Hatton and Williamson have written an important book, one which should be read by historians and economists. By using rigorous quantitative analysis to a much greater extent than in any previous work on the subject, they explain the history of the key phenomena of international migration and the development of international labor markets in a new and exciting way."--Dudley Baines, London School of Economics and Political Science


"A true tour de force by two acknowledged masters of the craft, this book is a grand survey of the economics of international migration in the nineteenth century and a must-read for anyone with an interest in why emigration occurs and what its effects are. One of the most important and complete studies of its kind, this work is certain to provoke discussions for years to come."--Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University


About the Author

Timothy J. Hatton is at University of Essex. Jeffrey G. Williamson is at Harvard University.

Product details

  • Lexile Measure : 1420L
  • Item Weight : 1.34 pounds
  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0195116518
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0195116519
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press; 1st Edition (April 23, 1998)
  • Product Dimensions : 9.5 x 6.47 x 1.06 inches
  • Language: : English