With contributions from leading scholars in international development, economics, political science and sociology, this collection draws attention to migrations developmental impacts on sending and receiving societies. Through pressing, current case studies, contributors examine the ubiquitous interplay among migration, development, culture, human rights, and government, all toward advancing more effective solutions to international migration issues.The volumes multidisciplinary perspective combines theoretical discussions with empirical applications, broadening its appeal to both academics and policymakers eager to maximize migrations developmental impacts. The collection begins with a theoretical and empirical discussion detailing when and why migration promotes growth and what kind of indicators beyond GDP should be considered in measuring growth. Challenging a number of misconceptions, such as the assumption that redressing poverty and alleviating underdevelopment in immigrant communities are separate pursuits, essays uniquely privilege the role of culture in the migration-poverty debate. Contributors acknowledge the inherent cultural dimension of the migratory phenomenon and define the contours of a research program that systematically and comparatively weighs the cultural dynamics of migration. They also emphasize the role of human rights in reinforcing positive developmental outcomes, following trends in well-being and development within specific migration corridors.
- Publication Date:
- 25 / 06 / 2013