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BRZOZOWSKI, Jan. International migration and economic development. Estud. av. [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.75, pp. 137-156. ISSN 0103-4014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-40142012000200009.
Brazil is a country of a long immigration history, however its emigration experience is a recent issue. The migration transition started in the 1980s, when the first wave of migration was initiated. This process is continued in the next decades: therefore, the traditional nation of immigration was transformed in the nation of emigration. Brazilian Diaspora is now estimated in ca. 3,7 million and constitutes an important area of interest for the scholars and policy-makers interested in development policy. This article focuses on the relationship between migration and development from the perspective of the sending country. The author argues that in the Brazilian case, the impact of migration on the national economy should be beneficial, especially when analyzing the effects of remittances on the mezzo (i.e. regional) level.
Keywords : Migration and development; Economic development of Brazil.