International migration and development in the Arab region : challenges and opportunities
- Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
- New York : United Nations, 2007.
- Physical description
- viii, 49 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
- Population and development report ; 3rd issue.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 49).
International migration is a steadily expanding international phenomenan of long standing, which impacts on global economies and the political and economic relations between sending and receiving countries. One of the most important indicators of the dynamism and complexity of international migration is perhaps the fact that it is directly, rapidly and instantly affected by the challenges of globalization at the Arab regional and international levels. The first section of this report considers the trends and patterns of Arab migration. Since the 1970s, Arab migration has continued to change, not only with respect to size, but also as regards composition, the qualifications of migrants, the countries they target and the repercussions of migration in receiving and sending counries. For decades, the Arab labour market was instrumented in balancing the needs of countries with excess labour, high demographic rates and scarce resources, and those countries with an economic surplus, low demographic rates and a scarcity of labour. This relates specifically to non-oil Arab countries versus oil countries. The second section of the report address international migration and its relevance top development in Arab countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Population and development report, 1810-0600 ; 3rd issue
- "United Nations publication sales no. E.07.II.L.5"--T.p. verso.
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