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The Emigration Life Cycle: How Development Shapes Emigration from Poor Countries

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The Emigration Life Cycle: How Development Shapes Emigration from Poor Countries

This paper finds that emigration rises on average as GDP per capita initially rises in poor countries, slowing after roughly US$5,000 at purchasing power parity, and reversing after roughly $10,000.

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Academia
Civil Society
General Public
Government
Intergovernmental Organization
Journalist
Migrant Association
Private Sector
Author
Michael Clemens
Language
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
No
Cross Cutting Theme
Keywords
Migration and Development
Tags
emigration
Status
Published

The Emigration Life Cycle: How Development Shapes Emigration from Poor Countries

This paper finds that emigration rises on average as GDP per capita initially rises in poor countries, slowing after roughly US$5,000 at purchasing power parity, and reversing after roughly $10,000.


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