Migration and Remittances in Moldova

Author/Editor:

Edgardo Ruggiero ; Erik J. Lundback ; Milan M Cuc

Publication Date:

January 19, 2006

Electronic Access:

Link to Abstract

Summary:

Labor migration and remittances, which have increasingly become a part of the global landscape, have profound economic and social consequences. Moldova, a small low-income country where an estimated one-third of the economically active population has been working abroad, is an interesting illustration of this trend. Drawing on household survey data, this Special Issues paper explains why Moldovan workers go abroad and how their remittances are used. With this background, it provides insights into policy challenges of coping with, and maximizing benefits from, international labor mobility and the large inflows of remittances.

Series:

IMF Special Issues

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 19, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781589064904/

Stock No:

ISIEA2005008

Price:

$25.00 (Academic Rate:$25.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

79

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