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Migration and Development: A Theoretical Perspective
The debate on migration and development has swung back and forth like a pendulum, from developmentalist optimism in the 1950s and 1960s, to neo-Marxist pessimism over the 1970s and 1980s, towardsExpand
International migration, remittances and development: myths and facts
The debate on international South-North labour migration tends to focus on the receiving end of migration. This bias obscures a proper understanding of the developmental causes and consequences ofExpand
The Internal Dynamics of Migration Processes: A Theoretical Inquiry
The migration literature has identified various feedback mechanisms which explain why, once started, migration processes tend to become partly self-perpetuating, leading to the formation of migrantExpand
Migration transitions: A theoretical and empirical inquiry into the developmental drivers of international migration
This paper aims to advance a conceptual framework on the developmental drivers of international migration processes and to provide an empirical test drawing on the global migrant origin database.Expand
The Myth of Invasion: the inconvenient realities of African migration to Europe
Abstract African migration to Europe is commonly seen as a tidal wave of desperate people fleeing poverty and warfare at home trying to enter the elusive European el Dorado. Typical ‘solutions’Expand
The determinants of international migration: Conceptualising policy, origin and destination effects
The effectiveness of migration policies has been widely contested in the face of their supposed failure to steer immigration and their hypothesized unintended, counter-productive effects. However,Expand
Remittances, Migration and Social Development: A Conceptual Review of Literature
The designations employed in UNRISD publications, which are in conformity with United Nations practice, and the presentation of material therein do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoeverExpand
The Migration and Development Pendulum: A Critical View on Research and Policy
At the dawn of the new millennium, international development agencies and governments have “discovered” the potential of migration and remittances to stimulate development in poor countries. However,Expand
Turning the tide? Why development will not stop migration.
Restrictive immigration policies and the militarization of external border controls by the US and the EU have failed to significantly curb immigration from Latin America and Africa. Rather, they haveExpand
Remittances, migration, and social development
This paper reviews the empirical literature on the relationship between remittances and various dimensions of social development in the developing world within a broader conceptual framework ofExpand