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Migration and Remittances

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Migration and Remittances

9781783479467 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by John Connell, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sydney and Richard P.C. Brown, Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia
Publication Date: 2015 ISBN: 978 1 78347 946 7 Extent: 832 pp
In this title, the editors draw together key articles by leading scholars which investigate the significance and role of remittances in economic and social development. They examine topics including reflections on methodology, the motives and determinants of remittances, their socio-economic impacts (especially at the household level), the role of community organisations and social remittances, and the broad social and cultural impacts of remittances. Special attention is given to small island and Central Asian states, where remittances are of particular significance. The collection traces the recent historical evolution of remittances and concludes with an examination of policy implications in both sending and receiving countries.

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In this title, the editors draw together key articles by leading scholars which investigate the significance and role of remittances in economic and social development. They examine topics including reflections on methodology, the motives and determinants of remittances, their socio-economic impacts (especially at the household level), the role of community organisations and social remittances, and the broad social and cultural impacts of remittances. Special attention is given to small island and Central Asian states, where remittances are of particular significance. The collection traces the recent historical evolution of remittances and concludes with an examination of policy implications in both sending and receiving countries.

With an original and comprehensive introduction by the editors this book will be of great interest and value to both scholars and policy makers, especially at a time when remittances are widely recognised as increasingly important for development in many countries.

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32 articles, dating from 1978 to 2014
Contributors include: R.H. Adams, Jr., C. Amuedo-Dorantes, J. Carling, J.H. Cohen, R. King, R.E.B. Lucas, D. Ratha, J.E. Taylor, D. Yang
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Contents:

Introduction Migration and Remittances: A Multidisciplinary Synthesis
John Connell and Richard Brown

PART I INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
1. Robert E.B. Lucas (2008), 'Reported and Informal Remittances: How Much? Who Sends? Who Benefits?', in International Migration and Economic Development: Lessons from Low-Income Countries, Chapter 5, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, 145–206

2. Nazli Choucri (1986), 'The Hidden Economy: A New View of Remittances in the Arab World', World Development, 14 (6), June, 697–712

3. Mohammed El Qorchi, Samuel Munzele Maimbo and John F. Wilson (2003), 'Informal Funds Transfer Systems: An Analysis of the Informal Hawala System', Occasional Paper 222, A Joint IMF-World Bank Paper, Washington, DC, USA: International Monetary Fund, i-v, 1-51

PART II ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES
4. Richard H. Adams, Jr. (2011), 'Evaluating the Economic Impact of International Remittances on Developing Countries Using Household Surveys: A Literature Review', Journal of Development Studies, 47 (6), June, 809–28

5. Dean Yang (2011), 'Migrant Remittances', Journal of Economic Perspectives, 25 (3), Summer, 129–51

6. J. Edward Taylor (1999), 'The New Economics of Labour Migration and the Role of Remittances in the Migration Process', International Migration, 37 (1), March, 63–86

7. Ester Hernandez and Susan Bibler Coutin (2006), 'Remitting Subjects: Migrants, Money and States', Economy and Society, 35 (2), May, 185–208

PART III RATIONALE AND DETERMINANTS
8. Jørgen Carling and Kristian Hoelscher (2013), 'The Capacity and Desire to Remit: Comparing Local and Transnational Influences', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39 (6), 939–58

9. Henry Rempel and Richard A. Lobdell (1978), 'The Role of Urban-to-Rural Remittances in Rural Development', Journal of Development Studies, 14 (3), 324–41

10. Flore Gubert (2002), 'Do Migrants Insure Those who Stay Behind? Evidence from the Kayes Area (Western Mali)', Oxford Development Studies, 30 (3), 267–87

11. Bénédicte de la Brière, Elisabeth Sadoulet, Alain de Janvry and Sylvie Lambert (2002), ‘The Roles of Destination, Gender and Household Composition in Explaining Remittances: An Analysis for the Dominican Sierra’, Journal of Development Economics, 68 (2), August, 309–28

12. L. Le De, J.C. Gaillard and W. Friesen (2013), 'Remittances and Disaster: A Review', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 4 (4), June, 34–43

PART IV USES AND IMPACTS
13. A.S. Oberai and H.K. Manmohan Singh (1980), 'Migration, Remittances and Rural Development. Findings of a Case Study in the Indian Punjab', International Labour Review, 119 (2), March–April, 229–41

14. Richard H. Adams, Jr. (1998), ‘Remittances, Investment and Rural Asset Accumulation in Pakistan’, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 47 (1), October, 155–73

15. Pablo Acosta, Pablo Fajnzylber and J. Humberto Lopez (2007), 'The Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Human Capital: Evidence from Latin American Household Surveys', [https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7392 License: CC BY 3.0 Unported], in Çağlar Özden and Maurice Schiff (eds), International Migration, Economic Development and Policy, Chapter 2, Washington, DC: World Bank and Palgrave Macmillan, [https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6766 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO], 59–98

16. Richard P.C. Brown, John Connell and Eliana V. Jimenez-Soto (2014), 'Migrants' Remittances, Poverty and Social Protection in the South Pacific: Fiji and Tonga', Population, Space and Place, 20 (5), July, 434–54

17. Richard H. Adams Jr. and John Page (2005), 'Do International Migration and Remittances Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries?', World Development, 33 (10), October, 1645-69

18. Robert Goldfarb, Oli Havrylyshyn and Stephen Mangum (1984), ‘Can Remittances Compensate for Manpower Outflows: The Case of Philippine Physicians’, Journal of Development Economics, 15 (1–3), June–August, 1–17

19. Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Susan Pozo (2010), 'Accounting for Remittance and Migration Effects on Children's Schooling', World Development, 38 (12), December, 1747–59

20. Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra and Elina Scheja (2011), 'Impact of Migration on Economic and Social Development: A Review of Evidence and Emerging Issues', Policy Research Working Paper 5558, Washington, DC: World Bank, http://elibrary.worldbank.org/doi/book/10.1596/1813-9450-5558, Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0, 1-37

21. Hein de Haas (2006), 'Migration, Remittances and Regional Development in Southern Morocco', Geoforum, 37 (4), July, 565–80

PART V COMMUNITY REMITTANCES
22. Richard P.C. Brown, Gareth Leeves and Prabha Prayaga (2014), 'Sharing Norm Pressures and Community Remittances: Evidence from a Natural Disaster in the Pacific Islands', Journal of Development Studies, 50 (3), 383–98

23. Partha Deb, Cagla Okten and Una Okonkwo Osili (2010), ‘Giving to Family versus Giving to the Community Within and Across Generations’, Journal of Population Economics, 23 (3), June, 1091–1115 (963–87)

24. Rafael Alarcón (2002), ‘The Development of the Hometown Associations in the United States and the Use of Social Remittances in Mexico’, in Rodolfo O. de la Garza and Briant Lindsay Lowell (eds), Sending Money Home: Hispanic Remittances and Community Development, Chapter 5, Lanham, MD, USA: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc., 101–24

25. Abdoulaye Kane (2010), ‘Charity and Self-help. Migrants’ Social Networks and Health Care in the Homeland’, Anthropology Today, 26 (4), August, 8–12

PART VI SOCIAL REMITTANCES AND SOCIAL CHANGE
26. Jeffrey H. Cohen (2011), ‘Migration, Remittances and Household Strategies’, Annual Review of Anthropology, 40, October, 103–14

27. Russell King, Mirela Dalipaj and Nicola Mai (2006), ‘Gendering Migration and Remittances: Evidence from London and Northern Albania’, Population Space and Place, 12 (6), November/December, 409–34

PART VII ISLANDS AND LANDLOCKED STATES
28. John Connell and Dennis Conway (2000), ‘Migration and Remittances in Island Microstates: A Comparative Perspective on the South Pacific and the Caribbean’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 24 (1), March, 52–78

29. Dono Abdurazakova (2011), ‘Social Impact of International Migration and Remittances in Central Asia’, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 26 (3), September, 29–54

PART VIII POLICY RESPONSES
30. Hein de Haas (2005), 'International Migration, Remittances and Development: Myths and Facts', Third World Quarterly, 28 (8), 1269–84

31. Jørgen Carling (2007), ‘Interrogating Remittances: Core Questions for Deeper Insight and Better Policies’, in Stephen Castles and Raúl Delgado Wise (eds), Migration and Development: Perspectives from the South, Chapter 3, Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Migration, 43, 45–64

32. John Gibson, Geua Boe-Gibson, Halahingano Rohorua and David McKenzie (2007), 'Efficient Remittance Services for Development in the Pacific', Asia-Pacific Development Journal, 14 (2), December, 55–74

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