The World Bank Research Program on International Migration and Development has played a leading role in influencing policy-makers and development scholars to take a fresh look at the growing and important role of international migration in global development. This latest book from that program pushes the frontier of knowledge even further, demonstrating in a number of innovative studies that gender can no longer be thought of as a control variable, but as an important independent factor differentiating both the responsiveness of migration to global processes and the impact of migration within families and on the economies of sending and receiving countries. --Mark Rosenzweig, Frank Altschul Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Yale University
About the Author
MAURICE SCHIFF is a Lead Economist in the International Trade Unit, Development Research Group. He currently directs a Research Program on International Migration and Development has published various articles on the topic and has co-edited a book entitled International Migration, Remittances and the Brain Drain which was published in 2005. He co-directed a research project on Regional Integration which generated a large number of articles in refereed journals, a Symposium Issue of the WBER, the book Regional Integration and Development (published in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish), and the Policy Research Report Trade Blocs. He also co-directed an earlier research project entitled 'The Political Economy of Agricultural Pricing Policy', which generated a large number of articles, a five-volume series in English and a volume in Spanish. He has also published on game-theoretic analyses of commodity trade policy; social capital; the geography of trade; nutrition; and trade- and FDI-related technology diffusion. His work has included policy analysis and advice in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Mauritius, Morocco, Nicaragua, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, the West Bank and Gaza, and other countries in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, in the areas of trade policy, migration, and agriculture.