(almost) All about remittances and development – new web anthology online

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) has published the second, revised and expanded, online edition of the  Anthology on Migrant Remittances and Development. This collection should be of interest not only to researchers but also to NGOs and migrant representatives since almost all the articles collected here are available for free and instant download even if one has no access to a library or academic institution. For some, the publisher requires individual payment. But the good news is: “Until our project funds are exhausted, the SSRC will purchase and email to readers those articles that are not available for free download.”

A wide range of topics related to remittances is covered – besides conceptual challenges and economic development, these reach from gender determinants to inequality, access to financial services, health and education.

The editors, among them Hein de Haas, have also added a new section that examines socio-cultural (non-monetary) remittances. Yo can find these here, including my article on “Changed in Migration? Philippine Return Migrants and (Un) Democratic Remittances”


Each section consists of a brief introduction and summaries of the individual articles (which are not identical with the original abstracts). The articles and papers can be downloaded by clicking on the titles in each section.

This is the starting page of the anthology:



About Dr. Stefan Rother

Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute at the University of Freiburg -- Freelance journalist -- You can find my CV at the links below:
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