The International Migration Factor: Causes and Consequences

Publication Date: June 1977

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Gaynor I. Jacobson

Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: International Relations; Immigration; Social Problems; Demography

Type: Report


The author reviews the characteristics that make a person a refugee rather than another kind of emigrant, and discusses the number and nature of major groups of refugees all over the world. The author advocates for an international standard setting official criteria for refugee status, and mandating a right to asylum for all refugees.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, ed. by Sanford Sherman, v.53, no.4, June 1977, p.371-378.