migration

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- Yoko Doi, David McKenzie, and Bilal Zia

There has long been a concern among policymakers that too much of remittances are consumed and too little saved, limiting the development impact of migration. Financial literacy programs have become an increasingly popular way to try and address...

- Alan de Brauw, Valerie Mueller, and Tassew Woldehanna

Standard economic models suggest that individuals participate in migration to improve their well-being, whether those decisions are made at the individual or the household level. However, explicit and implicit barriers to movement both within and...

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Jobs provide higher earnings and better benefits as countries grow, but they are also a driver of development. Poverty falls as people work their way out of hardship and as jobs empowering women lead to greater investments in children. Efficiency...

- Dilip Ratha,Sanket Mohapatra, Caglar Özden, Sonia Plaza, William Shaw, and Abebe Shimeles

According to official statistics, about 30 million Africans have migrated internationally.   While the emigration of skilled workers can generate substantial benefits for origin countries through remittances, it can also impair...

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