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
Andrew Morrison, an assistant professor of economics at Tulane University, has worked extensively on labor market issues in developing countries. In addition to his work on Africa, he has published articles on labor market structure, migration and urbanization in Latin America. Dr. Morrison is the first economist to quantify the GNP effects of interregional migration; for this work the Population Association of America honored him with the Dorothy Thomas Award in 1988.
Maurice Schiff is a senior analyst at SystemWare, Inc. He has over 35 years of industry experience and has taught digital communications at UCLA extension. Dr. Schiff has also given short seminars in communications theory and spread spectrum systems at various trade shows. He received his M.S. in physics and his Ph.D. in applied physics, both from the University of California.