The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development provides an interdisciplinary, agenda-setting survey of the fields of migration and development, bringing together over 60 expert contributors from around the world to chart current and future trends in research on this topic.

The links between migration and development can be traced back to the post-war period, if not further, yet it is only in the last 20 years that the 'migration–development nexus' has risen to prominence for academics and policymakers. Starting by mapping the different theoretical approaches to migration and development, this book goes on to present cutting edge research in poverty and inequality, displacement, climate change, health, family, social policy, interventions, and the key challenges surrounding migration and development. While much of the migration literature continues to be dominated by US and British perspectives, this volume includes original contributions from most regions of the world to offer alternative non-Anglophone perspectives.

Given the increasing importance of migration in both international development and current affairs, the Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development will be of interest both to policymakers and to students and researchers of geography, development studies, political science, sociology, demography, and development economics.

chapter |13 pages


ByTanja Bastia, Ronald Skeldon

part Part I|78 pages

Conceptual perspectives and approaches

chapter 1|15 pages

Paradoxes of migration and development

ByHein de Haas

chapter 2|11 pages

Migration and Development

Theorising changing conditions and ongoing silences
ByNina Glick Schiller

chapter 3|11 pages

Migration and development

Theoretical legacies and analytical agendas in the age of rising powers
ByParvati Raghuram

chapter 4|9 pages

The interface between internal and international migration

ByJulie Vullnetari

chapter 5|11 pages

Border work

Frames, barriers, and disingenuous development
ByMichael Collyer

chapter 6|10 pages

Undocumented migration and development

ByOliver Bakewell

chapter 7|9 pages

Geographies and histories of unfreedom 1

ByUma Kothari

part Part II|86 pages

Economic and socialdimensions

chapter 8|8 pages

Migration and inequality

An interdisciplinary overview
ByIngrid Palmary

chapter 9|11 pages

Gender, migration, and development

ByTanja Bastia, Karlijn Haagsman

chapter 10|11 pages


Eight analytical perspectives
ByJørgen Carling

chapter 11|11 pages

Social remittances

ByIlka Vari-Lavoisier

chapter 12|10 pages

Skilled migration

ByRonald Skeldon

chapter 13|11 pages

Diasporas and development in the global age

ByCathy Wilcock

chapter 14|11 pages

The informalisation of migration governance across Africa’s urban archipelagos

ByLoren B. Landau, Caroline Wanjiku Kihato

chapter 15|11 pages

Labour migration, poverty, and inequality

A gap in the development debate
ByArjan de Haan

part Part III|94 pages

Families and social policy

chapter 16|10 pages

The well-being of stay behind family members in migrant households

ByKarlijn Haagsman, Valentina Mazzucato

chapter 17|10 pages

Families and migration in the twenty-first century

ByMahala Miller, Nicholas Bascuñan-Wiley, Erika Busse-Cárdenas

chapter 18|10 pages

Independent child migration

Mobilities and life course transitions
ByDorte Thorsen

chapter 19|10 pages

Ageing, migration, and development

ByRussell King, Aija Lulle

chapter 20|11 pages

Migration and health

ByMelissa Siegel

chapter 21|10 pages

Care, social reproduction, and migration

ByGioconda Herrera

chapter 22|9 pages

Education and migration

ByBaşak Bilecen

chapter 23|10 pages

So many houses, as many homes?

Transnational housing, migration, and development
ByPaolo Boccagni

chapter 24|12 pages

Social protection, development, and migration

Challenges and prospects
ByRachel Sabates-Wheeler

part Part IV|68 pages

Policies, rights, and interventions

chapter 25|9 pages

Rights-based approaches to migration and development

ByNicola Piper

chapter 26|14 pages

Migration, the MDGs, and SDGs

Context and complexity 1
ByElaine McGregor

chapter 27|12 pages

National migration policy

Nature, patterns, and effects
ByMathias Czaika

chapter 28|11 pages

Global civil society, migration, and development

ByStefan Rother

chapter 29|9 pages

When liberal democracy pulls apart

Challenges for protecting migrants’ rights in the UK
ByDon Flynn

chapter 30|11 pages

Research and policy in migration and development

Some personal reflections
ByL. Alan Winters

part Part V|93 pages

Key challenges for migration and development

chapter 31|10 pages

Are current ‘return policies’ return policies?

A reflection and critique
ByJean-Pierre Cassarino

chapter 32|10 pages

From humanitarianism to development

Reconfiguring the international refugee response regime
ByRoger Zetter

chapter 33|10 pages

Conflict-induced displacement and development

BySarah Deardorff Miller

chapter 34|9 pages

Development-induced displacement and resettlement

An overview of issues and interventions
ByYan Tan

chapter 35|14 pages

Climate-change disruptions to migration systems

ByW. Neil Adger, Ricardo Safra de Campos

chapter 36|13 pages

Acute natural disasters and displacement

BySusan F. Martin

chapter 37|12 pages

Effects of Anti-Trafficking Policies on Migrants

ByMike Dottridge

chapter 38|13 pages

On the margins

Migrant smuggling in the context of development
ByMarie McAuliffe

part Part VI|66 pages

Migration corridors

chapter 39|6 pages

The Philippines–Hong Kong migration corridor

ByDeirdre McKay

chapter 40|9 pages

Thailand–Myanmar international migration corridor

From battlefield to marketplace
BySupang Chantavanich

chapter 41|6 pages

The Kyrgyzstan–Russia migration corridor

ByMadeleine Reeves

chapter 42|6 pages

The Turkey–Germany migration corridor

ByNermin Abadan-Unat, Başak Bilecen

chapter 43|5 pages

The Libya–Italy migration corridor

ByDaniela DeBono

chapter 44|5 pages

The Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire migration corridor

ByHannah Cross

chapter 45|5 pages

The Zimbabwe–South Africa migration corridor

ByDudu S. Ndlovu, Loren B. Landau

chapter 46|8 pages

The Mexico–US migration corridor

ByDiana Mata-Codesal, Kerstin Schmidt

chapter 47|5 pages

The Bolivia–Argentina migration corridor

ByAlfonso Hinojosa Gordonava

chapter 48|9 pages

The Venezuela–Trinidad and Tobago migration corridor

ByNatalie Dietrich Jones

part Part VII|87 pages

Translating migration and development

chapter 49|12 pages

Shifts in migration and development studies

A perspective from France
ByCaroline Caplan

chapter 50|11 pages

Migration, development, and border control

A review of the German literature
ByHeike Drotbohm, Franziska Reiffen

chapter 51|10 pages

Spanish studies on migration and development

Areas of prestige and knowledge production
ByAlmudena Cortés Maisonave

chapter 52|11 pages

Development as the axis of migration policy

A perspective from Brazil
ByLeonardo Cavalcanti da Silva, María del Carmen Villarreal Villamar

chapter 53|10 pages

Migration and development transitions

A perspective from Latin America
ByMenara Lube Guizardi, Alejandro Grimson

chapter 54|10 pages

Migration and the development of the Russian state

Three centuries of migration management 1
ByOlga R. Gulina

chapter 55|18 pages

Internal migration and development

A perspective from China 1
ByKam Wing Chan, Xiaxia Yang

chapter |3 pages

In lieu of a conclusion

Tracing the way forward in migration and development
ByTanja Bastia, Ronald Skeldon