European Migration Crisis as an Outcome of Globalization
Recently the European Union has accepted quite a large number of refugees. The aim of the paper is to analyze if globalization might have contributed to such a dramatic increase in flow of migrants (or, is it the only reason?). The strongest barrier of migration – incomplete information – has been overcome by free access to the Internet and mobile communications. This article looks at migration in 195 countries over the period from 2000 till 2015. It was found that indicators of high living standards in host countries or extreme life conditions in source countries do not affect the flow of migrants. The results support the hypothesis that better access to information is positively linked to the growth of migrants over the world.