UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Migrants Count: Five Steps Toward Better Migration Data

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AUTHOR Patricia A. Santos Tomas, Lawrence H. Summers and Michael Clemens
ORGANIZATION Center for Global Development
TYPE Thematic Report
DATE 2009
TOPIC Migration
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

Few doubt that people who migrate from a relatively poor to a relatively rich country improce both their well-being and that of their families. Evidence is also gradually accumulating that migrants make the communities and the countries they left behind better off -- through remittances, return investments, and new norms and ideas they bring and sedn to their home communities. In that sense, international migration is a development phenomenon.


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