New figures for old stories: Migration and remittances in Nepal

Kollmair, Michael; Manadhar, Siddhi; Subedi, Bhim; Thieme, Susan (2006). New figures for old stories: Migration and remittances in Nepal. Migration letters, 3(2), pp. 151-160. Transnational Press London

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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.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Thieme, Susan

ISSN:

1741-8984

Publisher:

Transnational Press London

Language:

English

Submitter:

Florian Dolder

Date Deposited:

17 Sep 2018 09:08

Last Modified:

17 Sep 2018 09:08

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.119354

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119354

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