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Theories of international migration: a review and appraisal.
The configuration of developed countries has become today diverse and multiethnic due to international migration. A single coherent theoretical explanation for international migration is lacking. TheExpand
The new economics of labour migration and the role of remittances in the migration process.
  • J. Taylor
  • Economics, Medicine
  • International migration
  • 1 March 1999
The article states that remittances may be a positive factor in economic development, which should be nurtured by economic policies, and varies across locales and is influenced by migrants' remittance behavior and by economic contexts. Expand
Migration and Incomes in Source Communities: A New Economics of Migration Perspective from China*
The objective of this paper is to understand the effects of China’s migration on source communities and to discuss their policy implications. We draw from New Economics of Labor Migration (NELM)Expand
Migration incentives migration types: the role of relative deprivation.
The importance of absolute income and relative deprivation incentives is examined for internal and international migration in developing country households. Empirical results, based on MexicanExpand
Remittances and Inequality
In this paper the authors propose a framework and develop techniques for analyzing the impact of migrant remittances on the distribution of rural income by size and subsequently its impact on ruralExpand
Migration remittances and agricultural productivity in China.
In our paper we have used the New Economics of Labor Migration framework to trace the complex linkages that exist among migration remittances and agricultural productivity [in China]. Constraints inExpand
Missing markets and crop diversity: evidence from Mexico
Recent micro-economic studies of in situ conservation of crop diversity focus on competition between modern and traditional varieties of major food crops. Our paper offers a different, crop system,Expand
Is structural adjustment with a human face possible? The case of Mexico
The article attempts to model structural adjustment patterns in a single, middle‐income oil exporter, Mexico. It explores the economy‐wide costs, in terms of economic growth, income inequality andExpand
Effects of Non-Farm Employment on Rural Income Inequality in Developing Countries: an Investment Perspective
This paper makes several points based on a review of household survey evidence from Africa, Asia and Latin America. (i) In contrast to conventional wisdom, the evidence is very mixed as to the effectExpand
Remittances and inequality reconsidered: Direct, indirect, and intertemporal effects
This article proposes and tests a method for estimating direct, indirect, and intertemporal effects of migrant remittances on the size distribution of income as measured by a Gini coefficient.Expand