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
Date Written: December 1, 2013
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
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