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International Migration and the Developing World

Gordon Hanson ()

Chapter Chapter 66 in Handbook of Development Economics, 2010, vol. 5, pp 4363-4414 from Elsevier

Abstract: In this chapter, I discuss the recent academic research on international migration, focusing on the causes and consequences of emigration from developing countries and the motivations behind the restrictions imposed by the developed countries on immigration. My aim is to identify facts about international migration relevant to those concerned about why labor moves between countries, how these movements affect the countries that send these laborers, and why the receiving countries are so selective about the immigrants that they admit.

Keywords: migration; immigration; emigration; labor flows; development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J61 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-0-444-52944-2
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DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-52944-2.00004-5

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