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Making Migration Work

🕔19.May 2014

Making Migration Work: The Future of Labour Migration in the European Union, edited by Jan Willem Holtslag, Monique Kremer, and Erik Schrijvers (Amsterdam University Press, 2014).

Largely because of the European Union’s two-phase expansion in 2004 and 2007, labor migration across the continent has changed significantly in recent years. Notably, the EU’s policy of open borders has enabled a growing stream of workers to leave new member states in search of higher wages. As a result, the nature, scale, and direction of migration flows have changed dramatically. Making Migration Work explores how policy can—and should—address these changes. In the process, this timely volume considers the future trajectory of a phenomenon that has become an increasingly sensitive political issue in many European nations.