Migration in South and southern Africa: dynamics and determinants

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2006
TITLE EDITOR(S): P.Kok, D.Gelderblom, J.O.Oucho, J.Van Zyl
KEYWORDS: IMMIGRATION, MIGRATION, SOUTHERN AFRICA, URBANISATION
Web link: http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/full_title_info.asp?id=2094
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 3492

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Abstract

Coping with immigration and urbanisation in a rapidly globalising environment is one of the policy issues facing many governments, yet the complexity of migration makes it difficult for planners to understand its causes and plan for its consequences. In this wide-ranging work, prominent migration scholars provide insight into the current dynamics and determinants of both immigration and migration in South and southern Africa and reflect on how the lifting of apartheid has affected migration in the region. The book covers three broad areas: macro-level migration trends in sub-Saharan Africa; micro-level factors in South African migration; and a synthesis of current migration theory. The synthesis and summary of migration literature, and its reports on recent empirical research, make this a very important contribution to the literature on migration.