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Migration projections: The Economic Case

This paper analyzes the impact of economic development (expressed as gross domestic product, GDP) on international migration. The findings suggest that emigration rates are relatively low in low-income settings, rise with rising GDP per capita, and decline at high income levels.

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Target Audience
Academia
Civil Society
General Public
Government
Intergovernmental Organization
Journalist
Migrant Association
Private Sector
Author
Thomas Buettner
Rainer Muenz
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Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
No
Cross Cutting Theme
Keywords
Migration and Development
Status
Published

Migration projections: The Economic Case

This paper analyzes the impact of economic development (expressed as gross domestic product, GDP) on international migration. The findings suggest that emigration rates are relatively low in low-income settings, rise with rising GDP per capita, and decline at high income levels.


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