Circular Migration and Human Development
AbstractThis paper explores the human development implications of circular migration — both where it occurs naturally and where governments work to create it. The paper discusses various conceptions and definitions of circular migration, and concludes that circular migration is not intrinsically positive or negative in relation to human development; its impact depends upon the circumstances in which it occurs, the constraints that surround it and—above all—the degree of choice that individuals can exercise over their own mobility. The human-development lens distinguishes between de facto circular migration and circular migration that occurs within the parameters of government programs.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its series Human Development Research Papers (2009 to present) with number HDRP-2009-42.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2009
Date of revision: Oct 2009
Publication status: Published as background research for the 2009 Human Development Report.
Circular migration; dual citizenship; forced migrants; guest workers; labor markets; mobility; seasonal migration; temporary migration; visa regimes;
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- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
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