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The Complex Effects of Development Aid on Migration


  • Mauro Lanati
  • Rainer Thiele
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Does development aid curb migration? Researchers Mauro Lanati and Rainer Thiele show how aid can deter would-be migrants when it goes to public services, but argue that it would take an unrealistic increase in aid to significantly lower emigration rates.

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Key Words

  • Development aid
  • emigration
  • refugees