Migrant Remittances: Transforming Communities

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
Gale E Summerfield
Noreen Sugrue
4:00 pm

Music Room, Levis Faculty Center 909 W. Illinois St. Urbana

Event Description

Migrant remittances now greatly exceed international development aid, and their potential for promoting development is a current debate in the field. This talk draws on a recent study of immigrants in the Midwest to explore impacts on capabilities in the receiving and sending communities. Issues addressed include the following: How do private and social remittances differ? Who sends? Who receives? Do the remittances increase inequality and/or expand opportunities in the receiving communities?

Event Video
Gale E Summerfield

Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program

Noreen Sugrue

Women and Gender in Global Perspecitves Program, comments