South-North Refugee Migration: Lessons for Development Cooperation

REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

Posted: 21 Feb 1997

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Ralph Rotte

RWTH Aachen University - Institute for Political Science; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Michael Vogler

University of Munich

Klaus F. Zimmermann

Global Labor Organization (GLO); UNU-MERIT; Maastricht University, Department of Economics; Free University Berlin; University of Bonn; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Journal of Population Economics

Abstract

Migration has become a major concern of European development policies. By improving socio-economic and political conditions through development cooperation, a reduction of South-North migration flows is envisaged. This new approach is examined by analyzing the causes of asylum migration from developing countries to Germany. The econometric findings suggest that support of democracy, economic development and trade will not reduce migration, at least not in the medium-run. However, restrictive legal measures work. Migration control by international development cooperation therefore seems to need a long-term perspective.

JEL Classification: F22, H77, O15, O19, O20

Suggested Citation

Rotte, Ralph and Vogler, Michael and Zimmermann, Klaus F., South-North Refugee Migration: Lessons for Development Cooperation. REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4673

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