How Has Migration to Europe Changed Over Time?

How Has Migration to Europe Changed Over Time?

PART 2/10 OF MIGRATION 101

Since the summer of 2015, the world has gotten to know a new Europe – one shaken by a perceived crisis of migrants and refugees. Human beings in distress are images now irrevocably tied to the shores of Italy or Greece.

But is this the reality? Are migrants, indeed, overrunning Europe? This is the question we’ve asked Hein de Haas, Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.

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Hein de Hass

Hein de Haas

Hein is Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He was a founding member and director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford. He is a co-author of The Age of Migration, a leading textbook in the field of migration. You can find more information and free downloads of his publications on his website. He also maintains a blog – we recommend this entry titled “Human migration: myths, hysteria and facts“.