Global economic prospects; economic implications of remittances and migration; 2006

Global economic prospects; economic implications of remittances and migration; 2006

Global economic prospects; economic implications of remittances and migration; 2006.

The World Bank

2006

157 pages

$38.00

Paperback

JV6217

This report looks at policies to improve the developmental impact of migration, with particular attention to remittances (money sent home to developing countries by international migrants). The report reviews recent trends in the global economy, then evaluates the costs and benefits of migration through model-based simulations and a review of the economic literature. Subsequent chapters address remittances, their size and macroeconomic impact, their impact on households, and policy measures to lower the cost of remittance transactions. The report lacks a subject index.

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