1st Edition

Emigration And Economic Development The Case Of The Yemen Arab Republic

By Jon C. Swanson Copyright 1979
    120 Pages
    by Routledge

    122 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book presents an analysis of Yemen's progress towards economic self-sufficiency. The study reveals that minimal investment opportunities and migration-induced labor shortages has driven wages up so much that labor-intensive agriculture is no longer viable and it is cheaper to import grain.

    1. Introduction and Survey of Literature 2. Geography, Climate, and Recent History 3. Subsistence Agriculture, Nutrition, and Cash Cropping 4. History and Pattern of Yemeni Emigration 5. The Economic Consequences of Emigration 6. Summary, Conclusions, and Speculations