Migration-Development Interrelationships: The Case of the Philippines

Migration-Development Interrelationships: The Case of the Philippines

The paper examines the magnitude and demographics of the Philippine Migration, including its geographical distribution, social and economic characteristics, as well as Filipino participation in the US labor market. It also looks at the impact of migration on development and vice versa. It argues that rapid population growth but slow economic growth is a precondition, not a determinant, of migration, and that Philippines migration became more demand-induced than supply-induced.