Learning Objectives

After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between a refugee, a migrant, an asylum seeker and a stateless person.
  • Describe trends in global migration.
  • Adjudicate between the brain drain and brain gain arguments.
  • Analyze a country’s migration in terms of push, pull and policy factors.
  • Evaluate popular claims about the effect of migration on host countries.