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Handbook of the Economics of International Migration by Paul W. Miller, Barry Chiswick

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Chapter 24

Immigration in Europe

Trends, Policies, and Empirical Evidence

Sara de la Rica*; Albrecht Glitz**; Francesc Ortega    * University of the Basque Country, Facultad de CC.EE, Avda Lehendakari Aguirre, 83, 48015 Bilbao, Spain** Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE, Ramon Trias Fargas 25–27, 08005 Barcelona, Spain Department of Economics, Queens College, CUNY, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Queens, New York, USA

Abstract

This chapter summarizes the main trends, policies, and empirical evidence regarding immigration in Europe. We start by providing descriptive evidence on long-term immigration trends and current characteristics of the immigrant populations in various important European destination ...

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