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Taking Stock of Research on Regional Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Nkamleu, Guy Blaise
  • Fox, Louise

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This study reviews a host of issues related to international migration in Sub-Saharan Africa and presents an overview of the state of the art of research and knowl-edge. Its aim is to identify policies and research areas that will improve understanding and management of migration in Sub-Sahara Africa and help maximize the potential benefits of migration, especially for poor people, while minimizing its risks and costs. The study covers a broad range of issues in the migration literature, but is not exhaustive. This report first provides a historical overview of migration in Sub-Saharan Af-rica and then examines the scale and regional trends of migration. It explores the intersec-tions between migration and labor market and the links between migration and develop-ment. It also looks at institutions and policies and investigates issues related to politics, ethics, and migration before exploring implications for further investigation.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15112.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15112

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Keywords: Migration; Remittance; Economic development; Sub-Saharan Africa;

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