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UNU-WIDER Poverty, International Migration and Asylum

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A teenager wears torn rubber boots in a muddy local market in Bac Ha, Viet Nam. As of 2005 figures, half the world population—more than 3 billion people–is estimated to live on less than USD 2.50 a day. Bac Ha, Viet Nam. UN Photo/Kibae Park.

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Poverty, International Migration and Asylum

This WIDER Policy Brief examins issues such as liberalizing migration policies; protecting refugees in regions of origin; addressing the root causes of migration and refugee flows; influencing perceptions of the costs and benefits of migration; and developing international migration management. While none of these options provides a panacea to the challenges of migration and asylum, they might in combination lead to a more effective and equitable international response to the issue of human mobility.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Policy Brief
Volume:
8
Title:
Poverty, International Migration and Asylum
Authors:
Christina Boswell and Jeff Crisp
Publication date:
February 2004
ISBN Printed:
9291905747
ISBN Web:
9291905755
ISBN 13 Print:
9789291905744
ISBN 13 Web:
9789291905751
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2004
Keywords:
migration, policies, protection, refugees, origin, costs, benefits, management, asylum, equitable, mobility
JEL:
O15, F22, I3
Project:
Refugees, International Migration and Poverty
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the support of UNHCR and the financial contributions to the 2002-2003 research programme by the governments of Denmark (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Finland (Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Norway (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - Sida) and the United Kingdom (Department for International Development).
Format:
online and printed copies

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