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Development on the move: measuring and optimising migration’s economic and social impacts in Fiji

Kaitani, Miliakere M. and Mohanty, Manoranjan and Muliaina, Tolu A. and Buadromo, Viti T. and Kumar, Ronald R. and Kumar, Sunil and Naidu, Vijay (2011) Development on the move: measuring and optimising migration’s economic and social impacts in Fiji. [Professional and Technical Reports]

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    Abstract

    Although migration come to play an increasingly significant role in Fiji’s economy and society over the past few decades, its impacts on the country’s development have been mixed. While skilled migrants contribute a great deal to Fiji through remittances and other forms of social capital they send home, their departure also deprives the country of vital human resources and appears to be leading to ‘brain drain’. However, to date, the data on these impacts has been fairly patchy. This report therefore aims to fill some of the gaps in the evidence base by providing the first nationally representative dataset on migration and development in Fiji, and by using econometric methodologies to assess some of the economic and social impacts that migration appears to be having on individuals and households who remain in the country. Below we present some of the key findings of the report, and the implications of these for Fijian policymakers.

    Item Type: Professional and Technical Reports
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
    Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2011 20:39
    Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 20:39
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4763
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