Development Impacts of Seasonal and Temporary Migration: A Review of Evidence from the Pacific and Southeast Asia

Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies (APPS), Forthcoming

15 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2013 Last revised: 8 Oct 2014

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John Gibson

University of Waikato; Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

David J. McKenzie

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Halahingano Rohorua

University of Waikato

Date Written: December 1, 2013

Abstract

Seasonal and temporary migration programs are widely used around the world, yet there is scant evidence as to their development impacts. Absent such evidence, it is difficult to evaluate whether the proliferation of temporary worker programs in recent years is a useful development. This article reviews studies that attempt to measure impacts of seasonal and temporary migration with a particular focus on evidence from the Pacific and Southeast Asia.

Keywords: circular migration, development impacts, evaluation, seasonal migration, temporary migration

Suggested Citation

Gibson, John and McKenzie, David John and Rohorua, Halahingano, Development Impacts of Seasonal and Temporary Migration: A Review of Evidence from the Pacific and Southeast Asia (December 1, 2013). Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies (APPS), Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2371163 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2371163

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