Conceptual framework for modelling longer term migratory, labour market and human capital processes
The paper aims to elaborate a theoretical and analytical framework for the interrelationships of demographic, migratory, labour market and human capital processes. This activity will help to develop a common framework for better understanding such processes in order to guarantee a sound basis for the further work packages and activities of SEEMIG. In the sections that follow, first, definitions, concepts and categorisations of migration are addressed and conceptually interlinked with possible socio-demographic and economic drivers. Subsequently, theories explaining the economic, social and political forces that generate and perpetuate international migration are presented. However, a detailed survey of migration theories is not possible or envisaged here. Instead, only selected theories which are deemed to be most relevant for the project contents are described and evaluated in this study. The push pull model in a reformulated way and the concept of the migration cycle are at the core of this analysis. In a further step, the embeddedness of migration processes in the world system, migration systems, and political, demographic as well as socio-economic contexts will be illustrated. Afterwards, macro-analytical effects of international migration are presented. Based on the review of concepts of migration and theoretical considerations, conclusions for the project’s data collection and research activities are drawn.
Conceptual paper - Table of Contents
1.1. SEEMIG OBJECTIVES
1.2. PURPOSE AND AIMS
2. DEFINING INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
2.1. DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
2.2. CATEGORISATION OF MIGRANTS AND MIGRATIONS
3. THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONS
3.1. MIGRATION, HUMAN CAPITAL AND THE LABOUR MARKET
3.1.1. Push and Pull Model revisited
3.1.2. The Impact of Demography
3.1.3. Human Capital Theory
3.1.4. Labour Market
3.2. MIGRATION CYCLE
3.2.1. Model of Mobility Transition
3.2.2. Model of Migration Transition: From emigration to immigration countries
3.3. EMBEDDEDNESS OF THE MIGRATION PROCESS
3.3.2. World System Theory and Migration System Theory
3.3.3. Macro Analytical Effects: Migration and Development
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SEEMIG Managing Migration and its Effects in South-East Europe - Transnational Actions Towards Evidence Based Strategies
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