Trends in Asylum Migration to Industrialized Countries, 1990–2001 [chapter]

Stephen Castles, Sean Loughna
2005 Poverty, International Migration and Asylum  
The purpose of this paper is to outline trends and patterns in movements of asylumseekers to Western so-called industrialized countries from 1990-2001. The paper begins by characterizing three distinct phases of asylum migration since the end of the Second World War. It then provides background material on global refugee and asylum movements, using statistics from UNHCR. The data for selected receiving countries and regions is discussed, followed by some remarks on changing routes used by
more » ... outes used by asylumseekers. The selected countries and regions are Australia, Canada, the EU and the USA. Finally, we examine some of the causal factors behind asylum migration and attempt to identify their significance upon flows migration.
doi:10.1057/9780230522534_3 fatcat:gxn2vcomkvgz7hx2fgbau53abe