Migration Return: A Bibliographical Overview

Migration Return: A Bibliographical Overview

The paper seeks to find commonalities in the literature on the voluntary return of economic/labor migrants as well as forced migrants (displaced persons or refugees). It includes anthropological, economic, historical and psychological works, among others. The text is organized into three parts: a bibliometric analysis of the parameters of the sources, an analysis of migration returns in texts that treat migration either globally or as a sequence of phases, and an analysis of returns according to the native or host countries, including official policy toward return migration and development issues.

Author Names

Anne Marie Gaillard

Date of Publication 1994