By Daniel Dorling

ISBN-10: 0141974958

ISBN-13: 9780141974958

Housing used to be on the center of the monetary cave in, and our economic climate is now precariously reliant at the housing industry. during this groundbreaking new ebook, Danny Dorling argues that housing is the defining factor of our instances. Tracing how we obtained to our present situation and the way housing has come to mirror category and wealth in Britain, All that's sturdy noticeably exhibits that the answer to our difficulties - emerging homelessness, a iteration priced out of domestic possession - isn't really, as is greatly assumed, development extra houses. Inequality, he argues, is what we actually have to conquer.

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This measure of the rising globalization of world labour markets is certainly impressive, but the rise in these migrant stock shares is still smaller than the rise in the trade/GDP ratio (Findlay and O’Rourke, 2003) or the foreign capital/world capital stock ratio (Obstfeld and Taylor, 2003). Another reason why the rise in migrant stock shares has been smaller is that temporary and return migration has become much more common: thus, gross flows have increased faster than net flows. No matter how the ex post world migration figures are interpreted, migration pressure seems to have been on the increase.

Hatton and Jeffrey G. Williamson 25 impact intended: it served to hasten the switch in immigrant source towards poorer countries. The most lively debate on US immigration has been about assimilation outcomes. Although the framework used in these studies is underpinned by the migrant selection model, the determinants of the immigration flow itself have been comparatively neglected. Thus, it is unclear to what degree the forces that drive US immigration are consistent with the interpretations placed on assimilation outcomes.

For a cross-section of source-country average emigration rates to the United States for 1951–80, Borjas (1987) found that migration was negatively related to source-country income per capita and to source-country inequality. Yang (1995) confirmed the negative source-country income effect in a cross-section of emigration rates to the United States for the shorter period 1982–86, but found that the stock of previous immigrants was the single most important determinant. More recently, Kamemera, Oguledo and Davis (2000) used panel data for the decade 1976–86, including a wide range of variables both for the United States and source countries.

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