This book, originally published in 1986, based on extensive original research, presents many findings on the phenomenon of return migration and on its impact on regional economic development. It remains the only study of its kind. International in scope, the book includes chapters on return migration in Italy, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, Jordan, Canada, Jamaica, Algeria and the Middle East.
1. Return Migration and Regional Economic Development: An Overview Russell King 2. Gastarbeiter Go Home: Return Migration and Economic Change in the Italian Mezzogiorno Russell King, Alan Strachan and Jill Mortimer 3. The Occupational Resettlement of Returning Migrants and Regional Development: The Case of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Elena Saraceno 4. Land Tenure, Return Migration and Rural change in the Italian Province of Chieti Laurence Took 5. The Economic Impact of Return Migration in Central Portugal Jim Lewis and Allan Williams 6. Return Migration and Regional Characteristics: The Case of Greece Klaus Unger 7. The Reajustment of Return Migrants in Western Ireland George Gmelch 8. Return Migration and Urban Change: A Jordanian Case Study Allan Findlay and Musa Samha 9. The Impact of Return Migration in Rural Newfoundland George Gmelch and Barnett Richling 10. Implications of Return Migration from the U.K. for Urban Employment in Kingston, Jamaica Richard Nutter 11. Return Migration to Algeria: The Impact of State Intervention Richard Lawless 12. Bridging the Gulf : The Economic Significance of South Asian Migration to and From the Middle East Vaughan Robinson
The books in this set, originally published between 1968 and 1992 introduce the reader to the many lines of thought in the literature on economic geography and tie these various aspects together within the concept of the economy. As well as providing a comprehensive overview of the Western European economy since the Second World War, and including specific studies and assessments of the Dutch and Italian economies, these volumes examine the economic factors that have shaped cities and patterns of urbanization.