International Migration and Economic Development: Lessons from Low-income Countries

International Migration and Economic Development: Lessons from Low-income Countries

By: Robert E. B. Lucas (author)Hardback

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Amidst mounting global policy attention directed toward international migration, this book offers an exhaustive review of the issues and evidence linking economic development in low-income countries with their migration experiences. The diversity of outcomes is explored in the context of: migration from East Europe and from the Maghreb to the EU, contract labor from South Asia in the Persian Gulf, highly skilled migrants moving to North America, and labor circulation within East Asia.

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Part I: Introduction 1. The Context 2. The Determinants of Migration: Controls, Pressures and Outcomes Part II: Consequences for Economic Development in the Countries of Origin 3. Labor Market Responses to Emigration 4. Emigration of the Highly Skilled: Regimes, Costs and Responses 5. Reported and Informal Remittances: How Much? Who Sends? Who Benefits? 6. The Diaspora and Transnational Networks 7. Repeat and Return Migration: A Habit or 'There and Back Again' 8. Poverty, Inequality and the Social Impacts of Migration Part III: Conclusions: Policy Choices and the Political Economy of Migrations Regimes 9. Who Benefits from International Migration? Beyond Economic Development at Origin 10. Migration Regimes and Economic Development: Policy Implications References Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/08/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781845423834
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781845423834
  • ISBN10: 1845423836

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