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International migration in a sea of islands: Challenges and opportunities for insular Pacific spaces

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dc.contributor.author Bedford, Richard
dc.contributor.author Hugo, Graeme
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-22T01:33:40Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-22T01:33:40Z
dc.date.issued 2008-07
dc.identifier.citation Bedford, R. & Hugo, G. (2008). International migration in a sea of islands: Challenges and opportunities for insular Pacific spaces. (Population Studies Centre Discussion Paper No.69). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 1-877149-75-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/966
dc.description.abstract Our contribution to the International Conference “Connecting Worlds: Emigration, Immigration and Development in Insular Spaces”, held in the Azores between 28 and 30 May 2008, examines contemporary mobility of Pacific peoples in a transnational context with reference to processes of out-migration, return, re-migration and the complex systems of circular mobility between island countries as well as to and from countries on the Pacific rim. There are some significant differences between parts of the Pacific region in terms of the access their peoples have to work and residence opportunities outside their island countries. These are reviewed with reference to some major challenges for development in the region: rapid growth of youthful populations; high levels of unemployment; limited markets for local produce; unsustainable levels of extraction of timber, fish and mineral resources; changing climates; and unstable governance systems in some countries. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Population Studies Centre (PSC) Discussion Papers
dc.subject Pacific Islands en_US
dc.subject population movement en_US
dc.subject transnational communities en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.subject return migration en_US
dc.title International migration in a sea of islands: Challenges and opportunities for insular Pacific spaces en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
uow.relation.series No.69


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