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dc.contributor.authorHaan, Arjan deen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T09:46:02Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T09:46:02Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291907871en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63550-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the role migration has played in development studies, and in debates on economic growth and poverty. It argues that, despite a recent surge of interest in international migration and remittances, research on human mobility particularly for labour within poor countries does not have the place it deserves, and that it used to have in the classical development literature. Review of the empirical literature suggests that in fact much is known about the migration–development relationship, provided we are careful with definitions, and allow for context-specificity to be a key component of analyses. Against this richness of empirical detail, the paper reviews theoretical models of migration, finding significant differences in understandings of migration and its role in shaping wellbeing, but also complementarities. This highlights the importance of interdisciplinarity, and institutional understanding of processes of economic growth. In particular, it stresses that development economics need to draw more strongly on the insights by and approaches of non-economist social sciences. – migration ; development studies ; growthen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aUNU-WIDER |cHelsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) |x2006/19en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelR23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wanderungen_US
dc.titleMigration in the development studies literature: Has it come out of its marginality?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn510834477en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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