Diasporas , Skills Transfer , and Remittances : Evolving Perceptions and Potential

  title={Diasporas , Skills Transfer , and Remittances : Evolving Perceptions and Potential},
  author={Jennifer M. Brinkerhoffa},
  • Jennifer M. Brinkerhoffa
  • Published 2006
Modern diasporas are “ethnic minority groups of migrant origins residing and acting in host countries but maintaining strong sentimental and material links with their countries of origin—their homelands” (Sheffer, 1986: 3). Diasporas are attracting increasing attention for a variety of reasons. Beyond security concerns related to terrorism and civil unrest, in the international development arena, developing country governments and international donors are taking notice of diasporas’ potential… CONTINUE READING

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