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Volume Four                                                                   Winter 2006-Spring 2007                                                       Numbers 3-4.

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  Theme: Global Labor Migration and Emerging Trends in Development Finance: An Assessment of the

  Economic and Social Impact of Migrant (Worker) Remittances in Central America and the Caribbean 

   REMITTANCES AND AGRICULTURAL CHANGEIN CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

 

   Jason Davis

   Department of Geography

   University of California, Santa Barbara

   Santa Barbara, California 93106

   Published Online: February 10, 2017

 

 

   ABSTRACT

This article comprises a review of the literature that encapsulates previous findings on the effects of international migration and worker remittances on agricultural change — a factor that has direct and indirect environmental consequences — with a special emphasis on Central America and the Caribbean. Agricultural data obtained from the Latin American (LAMP) and Mexican Migration (MMP) Projects supplements this review for several countries surveyed. The data summaries are analyzed to establish whether or not they support theories on the influence of international migration and worker remittances on agricultural change in the developing world.

 

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