Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/158004
Authors: 
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 70
Abstract: 
This contribution investigates the opportunities of migration for developing countries. The benefits of migration for sending countries are often undervalued. But migrants may foster trade, remittances, innovations, investments back home, and even return home at some time with better human capital. Functioning diasporas can lead to stable factors of development. Policies in receiving developed countries towards migrants can enhance the positive impact of migration for development. Among those are measures to support the early integration of migrants into the educational systems and in the labor markets, including jobs for asylees. Dual citizenships and circular migration contracts are possible instruments. Migration policy can be an effective development policy.
Subjects: 
Remittances
circular migration
social remittances
diaspora economics
development
refugees
forced migration
dual citizenships
jobs for development
brain drain
brain gain
JEL: 
F22
F24
F66
J61
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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