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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

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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