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South-South Migration and Remittances : World Bank Working Papers - Dilip Ratha

South-South Migration and Remittances

World Bank Working Papers

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South-South Migration and Remittances reports on preliminary results from an ongoing effort to improve data on bilateral migration stocks. It sets out some working hypotheses on the determinants and socioeconomic implications of South-South migration and provides recommendations to policy makers to reduce transaction costs and improve the effectiveness of remittances flows.

Abstractp. v
Forewardp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction and Main Findingsp. 1
The Extent of South-South Migrationp. 3
South-South Remittancesp. 11
South-South Remittance Costsp. 13
Determinants of South-South Migrationp. 15
Proximityp. 15
Networksp. 16
Incomep. 17
Seasonal Migrationp. 19
Transitp. 19
Petty Tradep. 20
Conflict and Disasterp. 20
Socioeconomic Dimensions of South-South Migrationp. 23
Wagesp. 23
Irregular Migrationp. 25
Healthp. 27
Genderp. 28
Trafficking in Personsp. 29
Instabilityp. 30
Conclusionp. 33
Appendixesp. 35
Bilateral Migration Datap. 37
Estimating Bilateral Remittancesp. 43
Remittance Costsp. 47
Referencesp. 49
About the Authorsp. 55
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ISBN: 9780821370728
ISBN-10: 0821370723
Series: World Bank Working Papers
Audience: Professional
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: May 2007
Country of Publication: US