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Migration as a tool in development policy: caution ahead?

Deane, K. D., Johnston, D. and Parkhurst, J. O. (2013) Migration as a tool in development policy: caution ahead? The Journal of Development Studies. 49(6), pp. 759-771. 0022-0388.

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Abstract: The World Bank and UNDP have proposed that migration and mobility facilitate economic development. Yet the epidemiological and public health literature has often associated migration and population mobility with the extension and intensification of infectious diseases, most recently epitomised by the AIDS pandemic. Within the context of the well-documented negative developmental impact of AIDS, this suggests a potential clash in perspectives on the role of migration. However, if insights from public health can be incorporated into broader development perspectives, it may be possible to realise the developmental benefits of migration while mitigating or avoiding any associated health concerns.
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA643 Disease (Communicable and non-infectious) and public health > RA643.86 AIDS. Prevention and control
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB848 Demography. Population. Vital events > HB2121.A3 Migration and population mobility, internal. Africa
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC59.7 Developing countries. Development economics
Creators: Deane, Kevin D, Johnston, Deborah and Parkhurst, Justin O
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Economics, International Development, International Relations & Politics
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > Economics, Intl Relations & Development
Date: 3 January 2013
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 759-771
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Development Studies
Volume: 49
Number: 6
Language: English
ISSN: 0022-0388
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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