Editorial: Migration and development: Comparing Mexico-US and Turkey-Europe

Philip L. Martin, Ibrahim Sirkeci, Eugen Stark

Abstract


About 12 million people born in Mexico are in the US while about four million Turks are in the European Union. Migration has been part of the strong relationship between these sending and receiving countries. Both Mexico's and Turkey's economies expanded significantly over the last two decades. However, there has also been displacement and outmigration from both countries. Over 500,000 Mexicans moved to the US each year between 2004 and 2007, and most were unauthorized. Researchers from Mexico and the US and Turkey and Western European countries examine the demography, economy, and politics of Mexico-US and Turkey-western Europe migration in this special issue.

Keywords


migration; development; Mexico; Germany; Turkey; US

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