Country on the Move presents original research and a comprehensive multidisciplinary analysis of the spatial aspects of migration. It considers the spatial results of two diametrically opposed policies: planning from above to settle the North African and Asian newcomers in the 1950s, and planning by market forces for immigrants from the former Soviet Union in the 1990s. Unlike other books on immigration, Country on the Move also analyzes internal migration within Israel, which is an outcome of the regional disparities produced by immigration. Moreover, it compares the empirical findings in Israel with international trends, and its analysis can serve as a foundation for setting spatial immigration policy. Audience: Researchers specializing in population geography, migration, and regional development; university students on all levels who are taking courses in these subjects; and top officials in government ministries that deal with immigration.
'...a major contribution to the human geography literature on Israel. [...] the book will be of much interest not only to readers interested in the geography of Israel, but also to those interested in policy studies and migration studies.' Progress in Human Geography, 28:2 (2004)
Historical overview; immigration - an integrative perspective; immigration to Israel in the 1950s - core versus periphery; internal migration and regional disparities in the core-periphery structure; the geographical distribution of the immigrants from the former Soviet Union in the 1990s; the economic absorption of immigrants from the former Soviet Union in the 1990s - the national and regional levels.
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