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New figures for old stories: migration and remittances in Nepal


Kollmair, M; Manandhar, S; Subedi, B; Thieme, S (2006). New figures for old stories: migration and remittances in Nepal. Migration Letters, 3(2):151-160.

Abstract

Labour migration and remittances are major economic mainstays for Nepal’s economy. However, there is still insufficient documentation on scale and significance of this process. Estimations of migration figures suggest that real numbers are several times higher than official statistics show. Therefore this article contributes to the emerging debate of the last years comparing latest national statistics with own empirical data. The paper concludes that the total numbers of migrants calculated by the authors closely corresponds with official statistics, while amount of remittances seems to be higher indeed, highlighting once more that labour migration and remittances are an important mainstay of Nepal’s economy.

Labour migration and remittances are major economic mainstays for Nepal’s economy. However, there is still insufficient documentation on scale and significance of this process. Estimations of migration figures suggest that real numbers are several times higher than official statistics show. Therefore this article contributes to the emerging debate of the last years comparing latest national statistics with own empirical data. The paper concludes that the total numbers of migrants calculated by the authors closely corresponds with official statistics, while amount of remittances seems to be higher indeed, highlighting once more that labour migration and remittances are an important mainstay of Nepal’s economy.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:October 2006
Deposited On:30 Jun 2008 13:39
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:23
Publisher:Migration Letters
ISSN:1741-8984
Official URL:http://migrationletters.com/200602/abstracts200602.htm
Related URLs:http://www.migrationletters.com
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-2625

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