Diaspora policies and co-development: A Comparison between India, China and Mexico

Authors

  • Camelia Tigau National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Amba Pande Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Yan Yuan Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, Sichuan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v14i2.326

Keywords:

skilled diaspora, diaspora policy, brain drain, Chindia, Mexican diaspora

Abstract

This paper discusses the concept of co-development as related to diaspora diplomacy and its implications for public policies for skilled migration in the countries of origin. We consider the cases of two Asian countries – India and China - that stimulate migration as a way to relieve the lack of jobs and skilled population surplus, but which also have strong policies of networking and return. The case of Mexico is different since it is a country with less tradition in diaspora programs and Mexican expats tend to be more politically and culturally active than economically involved. In the three cases studied we find different problems relating to diaspora programs in accordance with their historical progress, such as poor results due to the lack of financial resources, inadequate institutional background or weak diaspora organization.

 

Author Biographies

Camelia Tigau, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Researcher at the Center for Research on North America, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Amba Pande, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Professor at the Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, School of International Studies

Yan Yuan, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, Sichuan

Research fellow at the Institute of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Published

2017-05-01

How to Cite

Tigau, C., Pande, A., & Yuan, Y. (2017). Diaspora policies and co-development: A Comparison between India, China and Mexico. Migration Letters, 14(2), 189-203. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v14i2.326

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