Journal Special Issue
Migration and Those Left Behind

This collection of studies considers the impact of migration in the Global South on those who do not migrate: children, partners, and families left behind; sending communities; and national economies. 

In so doing, it speaks to continuing research ad policy discussions on the 'migration-development nexus' and the role of migrants and migrant networks as development agents. While South-South migration today exceeds South-North migration much of the related literature has dealt with the latter.

In focusing on migration within the Global South, including movement s within as well as between countries, the present collection offers new targeted consideration of southern migration in these processes. The studies in this collection draw on a variety of cases, including focused consideration of evidence from Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia, Morocco, Indonesia, Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia. 

Table of contents
  1. 1. Fragmenting the family?: The complexity of household migration strategies in post-apartheid South Africa
    Katharine Hall, Dorrit Posel
    More Working Paper | Fragmenting the family?
  2. 2. Diaspora externalities: A view from the South
    Hillel Rapoport
    More Working Paper | Diaspora externalities
  3. 3. Labor migration in Indonesia and the health of children left behind
    James Ng
    More Working Paper | Labour migration in Indonesia and the health of children left behind
  4. 4. Following in their footsteps: An analysis of the impact of successive migration on rural household welfare in Ghana
    Eva-Maria Egger, Julie Litchfield
    More Working Paper | Following in their footsteps
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