New Perspectives on International Migration and Development by Jeronimo Cortina

By Jeronimo Cortina

With contributions from best students in overseas improvement, economics, political technological know-how, and sociology, this assortment attracts realization to migration's developmental affects on sending and receiving societies. via present case stories, members learn the interaction between migration, improvement, tradition, family members reunification, human rights, and govt, all with the purpose of advancing more suitable options to overseas migration issues.

The volume's multidisciplinary viewpoint combines theoretical discussions with empirical purposes, attractive to either lecturers and policymakers wanting to maximize migration's developmental affects. the gathering starts off with a dialogue detailing while and why migration promotes progress and what sort of signs past GDP may be thought of. difficult a couple of misconceptions, reminiscent of the idea that redressing poverty and assuaging underdevelopment in immigrant groups are completely fiscal goals, individuals recognize the inherent cultural measurement within the migration-development debate and outline the contours of a learn application that systematically and relatively weighs the cultural dynamics of improvement and migration. additionally they emphasize the function of human rights in reinforcing optimistic developmental results, how conventional social roles and its developmental affects are reshaped via the overseas migration of girls and kids, and overseas migration's developmental affects inside of particular geographic regions.

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7 Inflows to the United States of Mexican nationals by year. 8 Stock of Mexican-born migrants in the United States by year. 9 Annual remittances flow to Mexico. 10 Remittances’ annual growth rate. 11 Mexican remittances (left y-axis) and citizenship acquisition (right y-axis). 1 Registered immigration from Turkey, Morocco, and Egypt to Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, and Italy, 1982–2006. 2 Evolution of Moroccan descendants living in main receiving countries, 1955–2004.

In addition to being the earliest region to complete these transitions, Europe is a key case because European colonization from the sixteenth through the twentieth century spread and intensified capitalist modes of commerce and production that initiated similar socioeconomic transformations in other parts of the world. The uneven temporal and geographic expansion and integration of a global capitalist economy seems to provide a basis for explaining variations in the synchronized advance of transitions in different regions and subregions of the world.

3 Together, they are proof that migration has gained a strong foothold in the international debate and that the dialogue is moving forward. This book focuses on one particular aspect of migration: its impact on development. We seek to understand the various channels through which migration affects developing countries from which the migrant leaves and what can be done by both the recipient and sending countries to increase the positive impacts on development. The book grew out of a series of dialogues (the first held in New York City, the second in Mexico City) sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation on migration and development that approached the developmental impacts from a broad perspective, crossing disciplinary lines.

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