"This book makes the case for unskilled migration in a more original, challenging, and entertaining way than any other I have seen. It will influence researchers through its clever use of analysis, policymakers through its powerful rhetoric and vision, and the general public because it is simply a very good read." L. Alan Winters, Development Research Group, The World Bank
"Immigration will be a key issue of the 21st century. [Pritchett's book] is a provocative contribution in an area where provocation is needed." Mary Robinson, Ethical Globalization Initiative
"Pritchett gives us the most lucid and forward-looking account of the one aspect of 21st century globalization that politicians still refuse to recognize and manage properly: labor migration. If you care about the state of the world in the future, you will find this book irresistible and useful reading." Ernesto Zedillo, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, and former President of Mexico
Lant Pritchett is a nonresident fellow at the Center for Global Development and is a lead socioeconomist with the World Bank, based in New Delhi, India. From 2000 to 2004 he was lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has published over fifty journal articles and papers on a range of topics including labor mobility, education, economic growth, poverty, health, safety net programs, population issues, and international trade.