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Impact of Migration on Economic and Social Development: Review of Evidence and Emerging Issues

Author : Dilip Ratha | 2016
Published By: GIPE

This paper reviews the literature on the development impact of migration and remittances on origin countries and on destination countries in the South. International migration has development implications for origin and destination countries in the South and in the North. Some 215 million people or three per cent of the world's population are believed to live outside their countries of birth (United Nations 2009). While the focus in the literature has been on South-North migration, the number of migrants between developing countries is estimated to be as large as the number of migrants moving from South to North (Ratha and Shaw 2007).

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