Remittances and undocumented migration
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
How to Cite
Pena, A. A. 2013. Remittances and undocumented migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Remittances are transfers, of money and goods, across geographic boundaries, often internationally by migrants in a destination country to their family, friends, or communities in a source country. This essay presents data and critically reviews literature and empirical evidence on remittances, drawn from a number of countries, as to their magnitudes, causes, and effects, especially those originating from undocumented workers.
- employment and unemployment;
- demography and population studies;
- labor supply;