As labor migration expands dramatically throughout the world, economic remittances from destination countries are by all accounts a major source of income for those left in impoverished source countries and regions. Scholars of migration differ on the consequence of remittances. Does your research demonstrate that remittances are a major source of economic development in countries of origin? Should we consider remittances a useful concept in understanding the development of meaningful economic growth in source countries?
Click through the hyperlinks above to see the Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration‘s overview of these key issues in migration studies. Comment below and let us know how your research intersects with these concepts. Comments will be counted toward the daily “best comment” competition during the conference.