- Space, Time, and Volition: Dimensions of Migration Theory
- War, Natural Disasters, and Forced Migration
- Beyond Transnationalism: An Alternative Perspective on Immigrants’ Homeland Connections
- Economic Effects of Migration: Receiving States
- Economic Effects of Emigration on Sending Countries
- Effects of Migration: Political Parties
- Immigrant Participation
- The Social Effects of Immigration
- Migration and Culture
- Dimensions of Immigration Policy
- Explaining Migration Policy: Historical Perspectives
- Public Opinion and Populism
- Interest Group Politics and Immigration Policy
- Migration and International Relations
- Segmented Assimilation and the American Experience of Asian Immigrant Children
- Pathways of Incorporation for Immigrant Citizens in the United States: Perspectives on Historical Patterns
- Aliens and People of Color: The Multidimensional Relationship of Immigration Policy and Racial Classification in the United States
- Conceptualizing Transborder Communities
- Gender, Family, and Migration
- Immigration, Crime, and Terrorism
- An Enduring Dilemma: Immigration and Organized Labor in Western Europe and the United States
- Regions and Regionalism
- Migration and Citizenship: Normative Debates
- Poles Apart: The Politics of Illegal Immigration in America
Abstract and Keywords
This article surveys the economic consequences of international migration on sending countries. It first provides a broad overview of recent research on migration and development, beginning with the sizes of the emigrant/immigrant stocks and the possibilities for migration-related income gains, both direct migration-related impacts and the resulting remittance flows. Recent advances have led to a reassessment of the effects of migration on development, often leading to a more sanguine view compared to earlier work on the “brain drain.” However, the state of knowledge is still too rudimentary to identify when migration is beneficial for development. This uncertainty is particularly pronounced for skilled migration, which is increasingly the object of rich-country policies.
Devesh Kapur is Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor of Contemporary India and Director, Center for Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania.
John McHale is Established Professor and Head Of Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
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