Causes and consequences of migration

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International_migration_2 Currently, 180 million people, or three percent of the world population, live outside the country of their birth.

A new World Bank publication presents the most extensive international migration database to date, including new data on South-South migration and another crucial development issue - return migration.

Does migration spur investment in origin communities? What are the effects on the host country? A sample of the book is here.

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