Migration and Development Research Is Moving Far Beyond Remittances
15 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2014
Date Written: May 15, 2014
Research on migration and development has recently changed, in two ways. First, it has grown sharply in volume, emerging as a proper subfield. Second, while it once embraced principally rural-urban migration and international remittances, migration and development research has broadened to consider a range of international development processes. These include human capital investment, global diaspora networks, circular or temporary migration, and the transfer of technology and cultural norms. To introduce a special issue of World Development on migration and development, we present a selection of frontier migrant-and-development research that instantiates these trends.
Keywords: migration, development, poverty, mobility, brain drain, skill, education, remittances, labor, overseas
JEL Classification: F6, F22, O15
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