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Migration and Development: A case study of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sweden
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sweden is a developed country whereas DRC is a developing country, and both are countries of migration and immigration. Taking these two countries as a case study in migration and development brings out a better understanding that good labour migration policy facilitates all actors to realize the benefits of migrant workers through labour and remittances. DRC’s paradoxical natural resources attract many international migrants. But it faces political and economic instability which are considered as push factors for Congolese migrants to leave their country and look for asylum, and economic betterment in Africa and beyond, especially in industrialised countries. DRC is one of the richest nations in the world with about 1,100 diverse kinds of minerals, and yet it is still one of the poorest countries in the world. Using qualitative method based on historical approach, findings show that migrant workers are workforces and they contribute to economic development in both sending and receiving countries through their labour and remittances sent back home. But these findings are contested, and they bring out debate and discussions.

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2018. , p. 79
Keywords [en]
Migration and development, workforce, remittances, DRC, Sweden.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-151297ISRN: LiU-ISV/EMS-A--18/08--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-151297DiVA, id: diva2:1248570
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Master's Programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies
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Available from: 2018-09-17 Created: 2018-09-17 Last updated: 2018-09-17Bibliographically approved

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