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Circular Migration and Human Development

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    This 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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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 19225.

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    Date of creation: 01 Sep 2009
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    Keywords: Circular migration; dual citizenship; forced migrants; guest workers; labor markets; mobility; seasonal migration; temporary migration; visa regimes;

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    1. DIANI, Morad & GHIFFI, Noufel, 2012. "« Brain drain » vs. « Brain gain » ? Division internationale des connaissances et promesses de co-développement
      [“Brain drain” vs. “Brain gain”? International division of knowledge and promises of
      ," MPRA Paper 44317, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Wouterse, Fleur, 2012. "Migration and Rural Welfare: The Impact of Potential Policy Reforms in Europe," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(12), pages 2427-2439.

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