The Age of Migration

Sixth Edition
International Population Movements in the Modern World

Hein de Haas, Stephen Castles, and Mark J. Miller

A Paperback Original
A Paperback Original
January 16, 2020
ISBN 9781462542895
Price: $59.00
443 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
Professors: Free copies available for adoption consideration

Published by the Guilford Press in cooperation with Bloomsbury. Available from Guilford in the United States and its dependencies, Canada, Mexico, and the Philippines. For distribution elsewhere, contact Bloomsbury.
“This latest [sixth] edition of The Age of Migration, covering the theories, policies, and politics that surround migration, is perhaps the single best set of analyses available in one volume. The amount of data summarized in charts, graphs, and figures that describe migration in all of its forms, particularly economic and cultural, is rich with accessible information. Impressive and heuristic maps depict migration flows with superimposed dark lines of movement both within and between continents, and the detailed presentation of migration from Africa, Asia, and now the former Soviet bloc is replete with current economic and demographic data….Highly Recommended. All readership levels.”

Choice Reviews

“The way the text is written—with a lack of jargon and with key concepts carefully explained—makes it…especially valuable for undergraduates, but its wide range and authoritative voice make it equally useful as a primer for graduate students and ready reference for academics and migration experts.”

Ethnic and Racial Studies (on the fourth edition)

“A synthetic, widely ranging, and accessible account of international migration, which goes beyond the where, when, and why to speak to the complex ways in which migration changes society....The real contribution of this book is...its linking of migration and social change in a historic and constructive way.”

Annals of the Association of American Geographers (on the first edition)

“A lively volume that nicely weaves together the literatures on international migration and ethnic relations….This is an informative, stimulating overview of international migration and links with critical issues surrounding the emergence of multicultural societies.”

Growth and Change (on the first edition)

The Age of Migration has become the leading text for understanding the complexities of migration in the modern world. The sixth edition engages cutting-edge theory and empirical research from all disciplines studying migration, including sociology, political science, anthropology, history, and geography. It provides a balanced yet critical analysis of the contemporary global dynamics of migration and the effects on societies, migrants, and non-migrants. This book continues to be the definitive work for students, scholars, and professionals concerned with the causes of modern migrations and their interactions with processes of development and social change.”

—Jacqueline Hagan, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“This authoritative text, now in its sixth edition, is ideal for undergraduate- and graduate-level classes. It is the number-one choice for anyone who wants to gain a profound understanding of migration and displacement—two of the most significant topics of the 21st century. The authors, who are among the world's top experts in the field, have drawn on their decades of scholarship and insights as migration policy consultants to create this valuable book.”

—Martin Geiger, PhD, Associate Professor of Politics of Human Migration and Mobility, Carleton University, Canada

The Age of Migration offers the most comprehensive guide to understanding global migration patterns, both historically and in the present day, and the sixth edition only confirms this assessment. Drawing expertly on the latest theories and evidence, the authors illuminate the causes of international migration as well as the consequences for the societies that send and receive the resulting flows of people. Their critical assessment of the policies by which nations attempt to manage these flows is a 'must read' for policymakers and the public alike.”

—Douglas S. Massey, PhD, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

“Fundamental reading for students and professionals in any field who want a truly global perspective on migration. The updated sixth edition provides a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and nuanced account, emphasizing both economic and political dimensions of the migration process. The Age of Migration should be adopted in both undergraduate and graduate courses on immigration, politics, and race and ethnicity.”

—Greta Gilbertson, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University

“A 'must read' for anyone who wants to understand global trends and dynamics in international migration. The Age of Migration brings high-quality research and sound theoretical exposition to the contested field of international migration studies. The quality of the information and the lack of unfounded generalizations are the best features of this book, which is why it is often used as a reference book by students. If in doubt, look it up in The Age of Migration!”

—Burcu Akan Ellis, PhD, Department of International Relations, San Francisco State University