African Review of Economics and Finance (AREF)
    • Temporary Migration in Africa: Views from the Global South

      Author: Derya Ozkul and Franklin Obeng Odoom

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp   (Volume 5 2013)

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      Politicians in the Global North frequently warn their populations of threats of possible migration flows from Africa. The general argument goes like this: if border security measures were relaxed, migrants from Global Southern countries would flood Northern countries, would stay there permanen... Read More

    • Consequences of Female Migration for Families in Tanzania

      Author: Esther Dungumaro

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 46-59 (Volume 5 2013)

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      This is a descriptive study of consequences of migration for families in areas of origin in Iringa region, Tanzania. The study involved interviews with ten families in Iringa and ten female migrants from Iringa working as domestic workers in Dar es Salaam. Families reported no improvements in ... Read More

    • South-South Migration and Sino-African Small Traders: A Comparative Study of Chinese in Senegal and Africans in China

      Author: Daouda Cissé

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 18-28 (Volume 5 2013)

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      China is today also becoming an important economic migration destination. Immigrants in China are from different continents and have settled for various reasons: study, work, business or trade. China’s economic boom, trade liberalisation and modernisation have attracted many African migr... Read More

    • International Migration and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Viewpoints and Policy Initiatives in the Countries of Origin

      Author: Aderanti Adepoju, Tom van Naerssen and Annelies Zoomer

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 74-75 (Volume 5 2013)

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      This book, an edited volume by Aderanti Adepoju, Tom van Naerssen and Annelies Zoomers, comes to initiate an important discourse in migration literature - to put the spotlight of migration thinking and policy initiatives in the countries of origin. Often, the tendency for migration scholars ha... Read More

    • The Politics of Trans-Saharan Transit Migration in the Maghreb: Ghanaian Migrants in Libya, c.1980 - 2012

      Author: George Bob-Milliar and Gloria Bob-Milliar

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 60-73 (Volume 5 Issue 1, December 2013)

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      This article analyses Libya’s changing status as both a migrant destination and a transit country. Libya and other Maghrebian states are said to be transit countries harbouring ‘illegal’ labour migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, when the Gaddafi regime fell in 2011, thous... Read More

    • North-South Migration and Remittances in Ghana

      Author: Stephen Adaawen and Boabang Owusu

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 29-49 (Volume 5 Issue 1, December 2013)

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      Migrant remittances play an important role in the economic development and the improvement of household welfare in Ghana. The movement of youth from rural Northern Ghana to the South has been a recurrent research focus. This paper examines the dynamics of north-south migration of the youth and... Read More

    • Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History is Reshaping our World

      Author: Doug Saunders

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 76-78 (Volume 5 2013)

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      One of the greatest anomalies in the social sciences is the ever increasing tendency to subdivide. Migration is one unfortunate victim. There is a field of research called ‘migration studies’, different and distinct from urban studies, and development studies. In a debate with the ... Read More

    • Temporary Chinese Migration to Madagascar: Local Perceptions, Economic Impacts, and Human Capital Flows

      Author: Cornelia Tremann

      Source: African Review of Economics and Finance, pp 7-16 (Volume 5 Issue 1, December 2013)

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      investigates how temporary Chinese migrants are affecting domestic producers in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Since the first Chinese retailer opened a shop in Behoririka, Antananarivo’s ‘Chinatown’, in the mid-1990s, Madagascar’s capital has experienced an accelerating inf... Read More

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