The Unsettled Relationship: Labor Migration and Economic Development


These essays deal with a most unsettled sociopolitical issue--international labor migration and its relationship to economic development--and seek to determine the effects of recruitment, remittances, and return migration on labor exporting countries including Greece, Turkey, and Mexico as well as Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The book suggests that aside from remittances that total almost $40 billion annually, emigration does not promote development in the sending countries. This volume is a comprehensive look at the population, social policy, labor market, language, and foreign policy implications of recent and present policies.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Philip L. Martin
  • Timothy T. Thahane
  • Demetrios G. Papademetriou
  • Ira Emke-poulopoulos
  • Shahid Javed Burki
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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