International Journal of Manpower: Volume 37 Issue 7


An interdisciplinary journal on human resources, management & labour economics

Table of contents - Special Issue: Diaspora economics

Guest Editors: Amelie F. Constant, Klaus F. Zimmermann

Diaspora economics: new perspectives

Amelie F. Constant, Klaus F. Zimmermann

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new field and suggest a new research agenda.


The formation of networks in the diaspora

Gil S. Epstein, Odelia Heizler (Cohen)

The purpose of this paper is to examine possible types of network formation among immigrants in the diaspora and between those immigrants and the locals in different…

The role of networks for migration flows: an update

Michel Beine

The purpose of this paper is to cover the literature on the role migrants networks in explaining aggregate migration flows between countries. The author emphasizes the…

Remittances and informal work

Artjoms Ivlevs

The purpose of this paper is to explore the effect of remittances on informal employment in the migrants’ countries of origin, looking both at the remittance-receiving and…

Inequities in immigrants’ access to health care services: disentangling potential barriers

Carlo Devillanova, Tommaso Frattini

The purpose of this paper is to empirically assess whether immigrants suffer from unequal access to health care services, that add to prevailing socioeconomic barriers to care.


Migration and globalization: what’s in it for developing countries?

Hillel Rapoport

The purpose of this paper is to document the role of diaspora networks in enhancing cross-border flows of goods, capital, and knowledge, eventually contributing to…


Losing our minds? New research directions on skilled emigration and development

Michael A. Clemens

The purpose of this paper is to critique the last decade of research on the effects of high-skill emigration from developing countries, and proposes six new directions for…

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