Development on the Move: Measuring and Optimising Migration's Economic and Social ImpactsPublished Wed 10 Jun 2009
This report takes a fresh look at the ways in which migration affects development in Jamaica. It maps out how much migration Jamaica is experiencing, and what that migration looks like, asking: who moves, why, where to, and for how long?
It also looks at the wide range of impacts that migration has on development. This includes but goes beyond those often discussed (such as the effects of remittances on household income) to look at health and education spending, family structure and gender roles, for example. As well as describing these impacts we consider to get how the best outcomes from them, by examining the role policy currently plays in shaping migration's developmental effects and how it could be improved. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive picture of the ways in which migration affects development in Jamaica, and to ensure that policymakers are best equipped to respond.