Most immigrants send money home to help their families, but few realize the huge global impact of these payments. Samuil Simeonov asks whether they’re really doing as much good as they might hope.
Remittances are becoming an important source of external financing for developing countries. For some developing countries it forms almost 40-50% of their GDP. This study undertakes impact analysis of remittances [...]
It has been argued that the brain drain’s negative impact may be offset by the higher remittance levels skilled migrants send home. The main finding of this paper, however, is [...]
This paper examines the impact of international migration and remittances on poverty in 71 developing countries. The results show that both international migration and remittances significantly reduce the level, depth, [...]
Remittance flows are an important source of funds for many developing countries. Worker Remittances have been growing rapidly in the past few years and now represent the largest source of [...]
Remittances have emerged as an important source of external development finance for developing countries in recent years. This paper examines the causes and implications of remittance flows. It suggests a [...]
By a rough estimate, in 2005, two of every five migrants in the world — some 78 million out of 191 million migrants — were residing in a developing country. [...]
According to recent surveys, every Latin American immigrant in the United States sends between $100 and $300 back home each month. This report highlights the remittance practices of Latin America and their role [...]
The first part of the ARTE series on international migration focuses on the most common reasons that make people leave the land of their birth.
Illegal emigration from Africa to Europe is a hard, risky and costly adventure with no guarantee of success. Some try it again and again; some stop in a transit country [...]
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