Background Forced displacement is a multifaceted phenomenon caused by persecution, conflict, repression, natural and human-made disasters, ecological degradation and other situations that directly…

Dilip Ratha, Rosemary Vargas-Lundius, Hanspeter Wyss |

(In observance of the International Migrants Day) Gender discrimination, combined with migrant status, can make access to appropriate employment harder for female migrants. Employment tends to be…

Jeni Klugman, Anjali Fleury |

Last week we heard an excellent presentation of a report - Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls & Migration in the Developing World - recently published by the Population Council. The topic of…

Dilip Ratha |

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states comprising of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait & Oman, have gained a unique status from the perspective of migration and the…

Y. Sudhir Kumar Shetty |

Diaspora members and remittance service providers (RSPs) can potentially help the global fight against malaria and other diseases. It is well known that migrants send extra money home for buying…

Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra |

China's fertility rate is below replacement rate. But now economists say the phenomenon of fewer births is turning into a negative. The AP, Reuters and New York Times carry stories of Wang…

Sanket Mohapatra |

Back home in the KBK districts of Orissa, the head of the household that for decades has worked with my family, fell ill recently. He is in his early 50s. His legs have stopped functioning…

Dilip Ratha |

Migration is a strategy followed by women when they face poverty or when they widowed or divorced. In India, women mainly migrate because they get married. In other countries women migrate to get…

Sonia Plaza |

The New York Times recently featured an article on the contribution of female migrants to their families and to their countries of origin and destination. According to the Times, “Eleven years…

Sanket Mohapatra |

    Photo/Istockphoto.com Having followed the debate on welfare and economic policy prior to the Swedish parliamentary election, the arguments from both the ruling center-right alliance as well as…

Elina Scheja |