Migration and Residential Mobility: Macro and Micro Approaches

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This text studies the movement of people between regions and within cities in such developed countries as the United States, Canada, England and Sweden. The author presents the major theoretical and empirical issues of the field, while describing and explaining various kinds of statistical models for migration. In particular, he uses structural equation models to specify the interrelations of variables that affect migration. Drawing together concepts and methods from geography, economics, sociology, demography and other fields, he provides a unifying geographical emphasis on the relationships among socioeconomic processes and spatial patterns. The book covers both macro and micro approaches to migration. The macro approach explains broad patterns of migration by measuring characteristics of the socioeconomic and physical environments, while the micro approach explains why individual people move, using a model of psychological decision-making processes. Cadwaller also makes a distinction between interregional migration and residential mobility within cities. The book has been designed both as a text for courses in population geography and migration and as a resource for planners working on migration issues.

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About the Author:

Martin Cadwallader is professor of geography and dean of the graduate school at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  He is the author of Analytical Urban Geography: Spatial Patterns and Theories.

 

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Migration and Residential Mobility is a tour de force within the field of migration representing an excellent summary of Martin Cadwallader’s research on migration over the past seventeen years.  The book will establish and confirm him as a leading authority within the field.”—James O. Huff, University of Illinois

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Editore: University of Wisconsin Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0299134903 ISBN 13: 9780299134907
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Descrizione libro University of Wisconsin Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0299134903

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