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Title New perspectives on international migration and development / edited by Jeronimo Cortina and Enrique Ochoa-Reza
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]
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Series Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia
Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia (Series)
Contents 1. Development and Migration: Historical Trends and Future Research / Damla Ergun -- 2. The Impact of Migration on Development: Explicating the Role of the State / Rodolfo O. de la Garza -- 3. Bringing Culture Back In: Opportunities and Challenges for the Migration-Development Nexus / Deepak Lamba-Nieves -- 4. Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers / Khalid Koser -- 5. Family and School Reconfiguration: The Case of Ecuadorian Highland Migration to Spain / Soledad Alvarez Velasco -- 6. Women, Children, and Migration: Developmental Considerations / Enrique Ochoa-Reza -- 7. Migration and Development: Lessons from the Moroccan Experience / Hein de Haas -- 8. The Southern Crossroads: Human Mobility, Governance and Development in South Africa / Aurelia Segatti -- 9. Migration Between the Asia-Pacific and Australia: A Development Perspective / Graeme Hugo -- 10. Asian Migration to the United States: Development Implications for Asia / Philip Martin -- 11. Indian Migrants to the Gulf: The Kerala Experience / K.C. Zachariah
Summary "With contributions from leading scholars in international development, economics, political science and sociology, this collection draws attention to migration's 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 volume's multidisciplinary perspective combines theoretical discussions with empirical applications, broadening its appeal to both academics and policymakers eager to maximize migration's 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"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Economic development.
Emigration and immigration.
Form Electronic book
Author Cortina, Jeronimo, editor
Ochoa Reza, Enrique, editor
ISBN 0231527497 (electronic bk.)
9780231527491 (electronic bk.)