Population Movements

Pascale Allotey and Anthony Zwi

in Globalization and Health

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195172997
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865659 | DOI:
 Population Movements

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This chapter analyzes migration and health with a focus on a broadly defined concept of forced or “compelled” migration. It highlights the influence of structures created through globalization on the level of agency of mobile populations. It argues that globalization has had a paradoxical effect on migration and the health particularly of the migrating populations. The primary focus of the discussion is on the ethical and humanitarian challenges presented by the “othering” of migrant groups.

Keywords: public health; forced migration; compelled migration; globalization; migrating populations; migrant groups

Chapter.  9428 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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