Migration and Development

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode GEMIGRDEV
Vaknaam Migration and Development
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 10
Rooster GEMIGRDEV

Uitgebreide vaknaam Migration and Development
Leerdoelen You will be able to contextualize (global) migration against current socio-economic and political developments.
› You can give an overview of the main (theoretical) approaches in migration studies.
› You can summarize migration theories and apply the theories in a research setting and confront the expectations against empirical material.
› You can discuss the main trends in migration.
› You can explain and discuss the relationship between migration and economic outcomes, specifically labour market outcomes, at the regional and at the individual level.
› You can explain and discuss the relationship between migration and socio-cultural outcomes, such inclusion and exclusion dynamics, at the regional and at the individual level.
1A-1E, 2A, 3A-B, 3D, 4A-C
Omschrijving Migration is a powerful mechanism in the social and economic dynamics both of migrants themselves and of the places that are involved in migration. At the regional level, for example, we observe that human capital is an increasingly important determinant of economic development. Migration of skilled employees therefore importantly shapes regional differences in economic growth. At the other end, we see places that lose people as a result of migration and suffer the social and economic consequences. At the individual level, migration may be a means to improve your socio-economic position, for example when searching for a new job, or perhaps when running from harsh political circumstances. Migration thus plays a key-role in the lives of people as well as for the regions people live and work. Understanding process of migration is therefore key in understanding the socio-economic development of people and places.

This course is dedicated to the mutual relationship between migration and the economic and social development of people and places. It offers theories to understand why people migrate and the outcomes of migration. At the same time, theories that highlight the role of human capital and migration in regional development are explored. In addition, the course aims at providing the latest research and trends about migration flows within and between countries as well as the changing economic and social framework in which migration takes place.
Uren per week 8
Onderwijsvorm Guest lectures, Lectures, Seminars
Toetsvorm Group assignments, Tentamen digitaal, Tussentoets digitaal
(The examination is a mix of multiple choice questions and open questions. There are two exams of which one is a mid-term. Students have to hand in two assignments.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. S. Koster
Docent(en) Guest lecturers ,dr. S. Koster ,prof. dr. C.H. Mulder ,dr. M.J. Thomas ,dr. V.A. Venhorst
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Global Migration. Patterns, processes, and politics. Mavroudi and Nagel (2016) 9780415683876 ca. €  37,00
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning  (Pre-masterprogramma Master Real Estate Studies) - semester I a verplicht
BSc Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning  (Basic programme Human Geography & Urban & Regional Planning) 2 semester I a verplicht
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Optional courses BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 3 semester I a keuze