First published in 1990. This edited work brings together a collection of studies, by an international team of contributors, on inter-urban migration, which is largely dominated by labour migration. The structure of the book reflects the interaction of the supply and demand of labour and the information flows that make this possible.
The book offers a multi-dimensional analysis of labour migration, including behavioural, economic and institutional approaches. It combines various scales of analysis, including the national scale, the occupational scale and the household scale. The study also examines labour migration in a variety of national contexts.
It will be of particular value to professional geographers, economists and sociologists with an interest in the distribution of population and the labour force, planners with responsibility for the development of policy and some final year graduate students.
Contributors; Preface; 1. Labour Migration: The General Context; Part One: Institutional Frameworks for Labour Migration; 2. Migration and Job Transfers in the United States 3. Employee Movement in Large Japanese Organisations 4. Organisational Labour Migration: Theory and Practice in the United Kingdom 5. Regional Migration and its Inter-relationship with the Journey to Work in The Netherlands 6. Individual and Organisational Dimensions in the Migration of School Teachers 7. Labour Migration and Counter-Urbanisation in France; Part Two: Decision-Making and Information; 8. The Economics of Information in the Context of Migration 9. Migration and Job Vacancy Information 10. Migration and Dual Career Households 11. Migration Behaviour among the Unemployed and Low-Skilled 12. Moving Strategies among Home Owners; Index