New Book on Remittances and International Migration

18th February 2007

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‘Remittances and International Migration. Romania in the context of the European Union’ by Alexandra Delcea Paperback, 184 pages, Paralela 45 Editors, January 2007, ISBN 978-973-697-963-7 You can order the book from the Romanian Cultural Centre in London for £5.99 (p&p included, UK only). Please send a cheque made out to ‘The Romanian Cultural Centre’ at the following address: Romanian Cultural Centre, 54-62 Regent Street, London W1B 5RE. The book will be sent to the address you provide, using Royal Mail 1st class services. Please allow a maximum of 21 days from the receipt of the cheque for the processing of the order. The book has a pioneering role in surveying the existing theoretical and empirical literature on economics with regards to the motives to remit, and the evidence of the impact of remittances on the home country’s economy. Remittances from international migrants have increased substantially over the past three decades. It has become essential that their huge potential for economic and social development is used. In order to adopt measures to increase their flow through formal channels and to stimulate their investment in productive activities, one must understand the motives behind remittances and learn from the experience of other countries. The publication of this book, funded by the Ratiu Foundation UK, is aimed to be the first stage of a larger and more detailed investigation of remittances to Romania. Part of this study was presented in the Culture Power Series of talks organised at the Romanian Cultural Centre in London.