International migration, the movement of people across international boundaries, has enormous economic, social and cultural implications in both origin and destination countries. Using original research, this title examines the determinants of migration, the impact of remittances and migration on poverty, welfare, and investment decisions, and the consequences of brain drain, brain gain, and brain waste.
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MAURICE SCHIFF is Lead Economist in the World Bank's International Trade Unit, Development Research Group, USA. Before joining the World Bank, he was Research Director in the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Concepcion, Chile. He is currently researching various international economic issues, including directing a research programme on international migration. He co-directed a research programme on regional integration which has generated a large number of published papers, a World Bank Policy research Report entitled Trade Blocs and a book-length volume entitledReview:
"Inevitably, international migration is poised to be one of the biggest challenges to, and also opportunities for, world development in the twenty-first century. This volume greatly enhances our understanding of its causes and consequences and should help us to think of better policies, by both developed and developing countries, to manage this critical phenomenon." -- Ernesto Zedillio
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