This book represents the product of a two-year research project and a four-year personal journey to explore the relationship between migration and economic development in the Caribbean area. It discusses the impact of development on migration and the impact of emigration on development.
1. Introduction: The Policy Challenge Part I: The Impact of Development on Migration 2. Impact of Alternative Development Strategies on Migration: A Comparative Analysis 3. Political Implications of Migration in a Socio–Cultural Area Part II: The Impact of Emigration on Development: Case Studies 4. Migration and Development in the Eastern Caribbean 5. Migration and Development in Jamaica 6. Migration and Development in Hispaniola Part III: The Impact of Different Types of Migration on Development 7. Return Migration and Its Implications for Caribbean Development 8. The Impact of U.S. Temporary Worker Programs on Caribbean Development: Evidence from H-2 Workers in Florida Sugar 9. Illegal Caribbean Migration to the United States and Caribbean Development 10. The Impact of Immigration on Caribbean Development Part IV: Migration and Development: Caribbean Policies 11. Factors in the Development of a Migration Policy for the Caribbean 12. Migration, Manpower, and Underdevelopment of the Commonwealth Caribbean 13. Linking Tourism and Agriculture to Create Jobs and Reduce Migration in the Caribbean Part V: Migration and Development: International and U.S. Options 14. Policy Initiatives of the Multilateral Development Banks and the United Nations Specialized Agencies 15. Using Migration to Enhance Economic Development in the Caribbean: Three Sets of Proposals 16. U.S. Immigration Policy and Caribbean Economic Development 17. Economic Development, U.S. Economic Policy, and Migration: Establishing the Connections in the Caribbean Part Vi: Toward a Synthesis in Theory and Policy 18. Caribbean Basin Interdependence: The Future Movement of People and Goods 19. Relating Migration and Development Policies: Summary and Conclusions