Migration and Development Research Is Moving Far Beyond Remittances

15 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2014

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Michael A. Clemens

George Mason University; Peterson Institute for International Economics; IZA-Institute for the Study of Labor; Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration; Center for Global Development

Caglar Ozden

World Bank - Research Department

Hillel Rapoport

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics; Stanford University

Date Written: May 15, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Clemens, Michael Andrew and Özden, Çaglar and Rapoport, Hillel, Migration and Development Research Is Moving Far Beyond Remittances (May 15, 2014). Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 365, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2458132 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2458132

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