World Bank Research E-Newsletter [May-June 2007]
Edited by Caglar Ozden and Maurice Schiff, this new research book confirms that migration reduces extreme poverty in developing countries—by as much as 35 percent in migrant households in Mexico. Further, new findings show that migration from parts of South Asia boosts girls’ education and healthcare back home. For example, migration in Pakistan increases girls’ school enrolment by as much as 54 percent compared with just 7 percent for boys. Also, migrants command higher wages on return to their home country than workers with no international exposure.
17 Feb 2010