Let’s start with a little quiz. Grab a piece of paper and pencil.   What’s the share of legal immigrants in the US population? (or you can choose the Germany, UK, Italy, Sweden or France).  A…

Markus Goldstein |

This is the ninth in this years' job market series Despite large investments in piped water throughout the developing world, the share of urban households without piped water has remained…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the first of our series of posts by students on the job market this year. Return migration is an important channel through which migrant-sending countries stand to benefit from…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Many policy interventions combine several features that we think may all potentially be key for the results we are trying to achieve. For example, conditional cash transfers typically combine…

David McKenzie |

Moving from a developing to a developed country results in immediate large increases in income for the migrants, with gains that far exceed those of any other development policy intervention (e.g…

David McKenzie |

Several countries around the world (notably Australia and Canada) have migration points systems- score above some points threshold and you can come in, score below and you can’t. This has…

David McKenzie |

“More and better jobs” is a goal for many policymakers around the world (along with part of the title for a recent World Bank South Asia flagship report on employment). How to create “good jobs”…

David McKenzie |

A “hearts and minds” model of conflict posits that development aid, by bringing tangible benefits, will increase population support for the government. This increased support in turn can lead to a…

Jed Friedman |