Briefing Paper 7. Migration and Inequality: Policy Implications.
The 2005 Human Development Report describes inequality as a 'fundamental issue for human development', arguing that progress towards Millennium Development Goals has been hampered by 'unequal access to resources and distribution of power within and among countries'. In contrast, migration represents an important livelihood diversification strategy for many in the world's poorest nations, and may be a way for poor people to gain better access to resources. So does migration help reduce inequality? If so, what policies can help enhance this effect? These issues are discussed in this paper.
Sussex, UK, DRC on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, 4 pp.