Migration and Remittances in Macedonia : A Review
AbstractThis paper explores migration movements and remittances patterns in Macedonia since independence and studies the migration policy challenges Macedonia will be likely to face after its entry into the EU. Concerning recent migration movements, considerable outflows from Macedonia are found as well as indications for a serious brain drain. Remittances to Macedonia–which are quite big–seem to constitute a relevant support for a number of households and can be expected to diminish the incidence of poverty. In the light of the EU accession process, the Macedonian government will have to introduce policies which enhance the opportunities of migration and remittances and reduce their risks.
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Date of creation: Feb 2010
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- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances
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- NEP-ALL-2010-04-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-MIG-2010-04-17 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-TRA-2010-04-17 (Transition Economics)
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