Although this paper was written in 2004, its content is still relevant and useful for those researching Caribbean migration. The paper was published by FOCAL, the Canadian Foundation for the Americas.
The paper examines the developmental impact of the growth of the diasporic economy on Caribbean
territories like Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Anglophone Caribbean. It focuses on issues like
remittances, diasporic exports, brain drain, as well as the new health and security risks associated with
migration and mobile populations. The key areas of benefit and cost are evaluated and an assessment is
given of emerging challenges and opportunities. The paper concludes that the policy dialogue should
move beyond the remittances issue to take into account wider developmental concerns.
Go to this link for the full paper: http://www.focal.ca/pdf/migration_Nurse_diaspora%20migration%20development%20Caribbean_September%202004_FPP-04-6.pdf
December 14, 2011
Posted by Annalee Davis