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Industrial Pollution And Third World

As developing nations struggle with population growth, poverty, famines, and wars, their residents are discovering the environmental effects of these problems, in the form of increasing air, water, and land …

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Human, Social, and Cultural Capital and Immigration Issues

Introduction Human capital, cultural capital, and social capital are three related terms used in sociology, economics, and other fields. In economics the word capital is often used to refer to money, goods, or other tangible (material) financial assets. In contrast, human capital, cultural capital, and social capital often refer to …

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Brain Circulation, Brain Drain, Brain Gain, and Brain Waste

Introduction Labor migration, or the movement of workers from one area to another, often involves the transfer or exchange of skilled individuals between nations. Migration researchers use a number of terms to describe the effects of these movements. One of the most common is brain drain, sometimes called human capital …

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Border Control and United States

Introduction Border control describes how a country regulates the movement of people and goods across its borders. The broad term includes both the legal framework that guides enforcement at national borders, as well as the implementation of that enforcement on the ground. Central to the understanding of border control is …

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Effects and Issues of China–United States Immigration

Introduction Chinese immigrants are the third-largest foreign-born group in the United States, according to the Migration Information Source. More than 2 million immigrants from China lived in the United States in 2013, making them about 5 percent of the country’s total immigrant population. From the 1850s to 1882 Chinese immigrants …

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United States and China Relation Regarding Economics and Politics

China, with a population of approximately 1.3 billion, is the world’s most populous country and serves as the United States’ largest source of imports, including consumer electronics, toys, apparel, and machinery. In 2015, the US imported about $482 billion worth of goods from China and exported $116 billion to China, …

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