Lecture #2 - 9/30/08 Lecture #2 Explaining International...

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9/30/08 Lecture #2 Explaining International Migration Why do people move? 1. Most immigrants some to America from what country? Asia and Latin America Immigration rate increased 2. Why do people migrate? To join a close family member 3. Immigrant’s income a year is $8,500. 31% of money made is sent home. 4. Which of the following personalities was born in the US? Jennifer Lopez Theories of International Migration Neoclassical Theory o Focuses on economic gains o In the end, the gains out weigh the bads o Views individuals as rational actors Migration is an investment, when the benefits are considered to outweigh the cost people are motivated to migrate. New Economics of Labor Migration o Migration decision are not made by individual actors o But they are taken within larger units of interrelated people, typically families or household. o “Risk diversification” Some family members stay in the community, some more to the city, and some come to the United States
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