chapter  2
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The Prospects of International Migration

The part which international migration may be expected to play in the future is a factor of very considerable importance which must be taken into account in attempting to answer many questions relating to post-war prospects and policy in many parts of the world. Within living memory there has been an enormous reduction in the part which migration has been allowed to play in the affairs of the world, and this reduction has been blamed for creating, or aggravating, many of the ills of the inter-war period. It is therefore useful to consider the factors which govern migration and the effects of migration itself, with a view to forming some judgment both of the desirability and the possibility of migrations after the war.