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Centre of Migration Research

Aliaksei Bashko. 2018.

International Migration and Development. Institutional Consequences of Global Mobility for Sending and Receiving Countries Between 1970 and 2010


CMR Working Papers nr 111(169)


There is now a broad consensus of economists, political scientists, sociologists and scientists in other fields on a wide range of benefits that international migration brings to global development. Main aim of the paper is to provide an analysis of economic and developmental impacts of migration on both sending and receiving countries, with a particular focus on institutional impacts of international migration. The research proves a positive influence of international migration on institutional development and finds that the impact is particularly strong for emigrant-sending countries with medium institutional quality.


social remittances, international migration, development, economic development, immigration, democracy, rule of law, remittances