Migration And Its Effects On The Global Economy

729 WordsApr 19, 20163 Pages
migration, a contribution to economic growth in the host country and the flow of remittances, money the migrants earn working abroad and then sending the earnings back to the family, to the home country. Yet, migration brings negative attitudes on immigrants such as “…worries that migration may reduce the job opportunities for natives and place a strain on public services…fears are exacerbated by the weak global economy, and many countries have adopted measures…to stem the flow of peoples across borders” (383). Another cause could also be due to these countries who have a large number of people that are essentially illiterate, they have barely any knowledge on family planning, and are located below the poverty line. In addition, they are unaware of the harmful effects that overpopulation can have. Not only is there a lack of family planning, but what is known as a Youth Bulge in Sub-Saharan Africa can help further explain the causes of overpopulation. This youth bulge grows as the increasing youth population in the Global South continuously faces lack of resources to provide for families and poor economic conditions. These frustrated youth can be more prone to turning to religious fundamentalism or an involvement in crime and terrorism (Kegley & Blanton 380). Developing countries have a huge increase in people between the ages of 15 and 29. Justin Yifu Lin, former World Bank Chief Economist, states, “…if a large cohort of young people cannot find employment and earn
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