Emigration And Economic Development: The Case Of The Yemen Arab Republic, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Emigration And Economic Development

The Case Of The Yemen Arab Republic, 1st Edition

By Jon C. Swanson


122 pages

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Although social scientists tend to agree that emigration improves the standard of living of migrants and their families, research suggests that more generally it has a neutral or even negative effect on economic development in the home country. The Yemen Arab Republic is a case in point: while living standards there have improved with emigration, t

Table of Contents

Introduction and Survey of Literature -- Geography, Climate, and Recent History -- Subsistence Agriculture, Nutrition, and Cash Cropping -- History and Pattern of Yemeni Emigration -- The Economic Consequences of Emigration -- Summary, Conclusions, and Speculations -- Appendix: The Fieldwork Experience

About the Author

Jon C. Swanson, formerly assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan--Flint, is now working in the Yemen Arab Republic as a Cornell research associate.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies