|AUTHOR||Patricia A. Santos Tomas, Lawrence H. Summers and Michael Clemens|
|ORGANIZATION||Center for Global Development|
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.