Global Migration Issues

Global Perspectives on Migration and Development

GFMD Puerto Vallarta and Beyond

Editors: Omelaniuk, Irena (Ed.)

  • Offers insights on the GFMD and its growing relevance for the global debate on migration and development, and for the global governance of migration
  • A practical guide for migration policies linked to development outcomes
  •  Analysis of the processes of international cooperation on migration and development
  • Stimulus and guide for future research in the areas of migration and development
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This volume is the first in a new Springer series to examine one of humanity’s most pressing concerns: global migration and its implications for development. As population mobility grows in an ever more crowded world, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) has emerged as the most important global mechanism to deal with the urgent challenges it presents. This book explores fresh strategies proposed by the GFMD in its fourth year of operation in Mexico and beyond. Interrogating the relationship between migration and development, the papers advance the Global Forum’s aims of reducing poverty and empowering low-income families everywhere.

 

In 2010, there were 214 million international migrants worldwide, nearly two and a half times the number in 1965. By 2050, international migration is likely to expand sharply in scale, reach and complexity, due to growing demographic disparities, environmental change, shifting global political and economic dynamics, technological innovations and social networks. Migration can bring substantial gains to families in less-developed countries, and mobile labor is an axiomatic feature of the global economy. Yet outward migration of skilled workers can seriously retard development at home, and exert pressure on wages in host nations. Balancing these and other conflicting concerns requires the substantive and expert discourse offered in this book.

 

Contributors discuss, and propose concrete solutions to, vital issues such as the debilitating costs of cross-border labor recruitment and the provision of social and income protection for foreign contract workers. With suggestions on how to facilitate connections between transnational families, and gender- and family-sensitive immigration regimes, this book aims to foster collaborative intergovernmental links as well as partnerships between governments, civil society and international organizations. It shows how the GFMD can positively influence policy and institutional behavior while addressing wider systemic factors in protecting mobile workers.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Making the Connections Between Migration and Development

    Omelaniuk, Irena

    Pages 1-25

  • Reducing Migration Costs and Maximizing Human Development

    Martin, Philip

    Pages 27-52

  • Textbox 1: Circular Migration as a Development Tool: The Mauritian Approach

    Mansoor, Ali (et al.)

    Pages 53-57

  • Textbox 2: Final Report from Sweden’s Parliamentary Committee for Circular Migration and Development

    Dippel, Stephen

    Pages 59-60

  • Social Protection for Temporary Migrant Workers: What Programs Serve Them Best?

    Holzmann, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 61-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Perspectives on Migration and Development
Book Subtitle
GFMD Puerto Vallarta and Beyond
Editors
  • Irena Omelaniuk
Series Title
Global Migration Issues
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4110-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4110-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4109-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8104-6
Series ISSN
2213-2511
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 248
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