Effects of Migration in Countries of Destination

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By: Melissa Siegel

In this video, we will specifically examine the effects of international migration in destination, or host, countries. Migration effects are observed at different levels of society and under a variety of circumstances. While this video is not meant to be a complete list of every effect host countries or locations will experience, it will summarize some of the most commonly discussed and researched outcomes. In general, there are effects that individual immigrants or groups of migrants experience themselves in the destination country. There are also effects of migration on the communities where migrants live. Finally, there are macro-level effects felt at the country or regional level. Chapters 0:00​ Introduction 0:32​ Where We See Effects 1:10​ Mechanisms 2:08​ Micro Effects 4:44​ Meso Effects 5:57​ Macro Effects 7:38​ Refugee Hosting 8:37​ Conclusion *Thank you to Kevin O’Dell for help with this video.

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Melissa Siegel is a Professor of Migration Studies and Head of Migration Studies at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-MERIT