Immigration and Refugees
How America Compares offers data and analysis on an encyclopedic range of social indicators, comparing the United States with 17 other politically stable, economically affluent democracies. Occasionally, there are more global perspectives, but most of the book examines commonalities and contrasts among these advanced democracies. These democracies differ in their long-term attitudes towards welcoming immigration. In recent decades migration has increased across the globe. Apart from the great growth in regular migration there has this century also been an upsurge in numbers of refugees and asylum seekers.