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A Broader Look on Migration: A Two Way Interaction Between Development and Migration in the Country Of Origin

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  • Cristian ÎNCALTARAU

    (cristian_incaltarau@yahoo.com)

  • Sorin-Stefan MAHA

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi)

  • Liviu-George MAHA

    () (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi)

Abstract

Most studies on migration are limited to economic impact of migration. But this is only one side of the coin. In order to understand it better, international migration should be placed within the broader context of development. The first part of the article shows the channels through which international migration affects the home country. But the new migration theories have moved to a wider view, considering that development leads by itself to migration, first internally and then externally. Although not sufficient, internal and external mobility are perceived as indispensible for development. Thus, an overview of migration within the more complex process of development is essential, capturing the mutual influence between migration and development. Therefore, the second part of the article points out the need to place migration as an endogenous development variable, along with other variables like internal migration, demographic and economic developments and indentifies different development stages, according to migration transition theory and migration hump theory; so it aims to indicate the necessity of replacing the “one-way—impact of migration on development” approach with “the reciprocal relationship between migration and broader development processes” in order to a better understand of migration and competent policy recommendations definition.

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  • Cristian ÎNCALTARAU & Sorin-Stefan MAHA & Liviu-George MAHA, 2011. "A Broader Look on Migration: A Two Way Interaction Between Development and Migration in the Country Of Origin," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 8, pages 285-297, December.
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    Keywords

    Labour market; international migration; economic consequences; origin country; remittances; return migration;

    JEL classification:

    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration

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