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This issue of Remittance Review includes four articles that, taken as a whole, reveal the dynamic and sometimes unanticipated role migrant remittances can play for household, community and national development over time.  Too often, remittances are defined in unambiguous, economic terms that are focused on one point in time.  What movers return to their sending households is earmarked and invested in home life and to meet daily expenses.  Following upon this assumption; the use of remittances over time and to different ends—for example to grow or start a business or to drive entrepreneurial activity—is not well understood.


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Author Biography

Jeffrey H. Cohen, Department of Anthropology, Ohio State University

Jeffrey H. Cohen is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Ohio State University. His books include Cooperation and Community: Economy and Society in Oaxaca, The Culture of Migration in Southern Mexico, and Economic Development: An Anthropological Approach. Dr. Cohen's research focuses on three areas: migration, development and nutrition. Since the early 1990s he as studied the impact, structure and outcome of migration from indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico to the US with support from the National Science Foundation. He has also conducted comparative research on Mexican, Dominican and Turkish migration. His work on traditional foods, nutrition and migration was supported by the National Geographic Society. In addition to ongoing work in Oaxaca, he is currently studying the migration of Mexicans to Columbus. Dr. Cohen's cv.pdf See more at: Jeffrey Cohen at OSU


Sirkeci, I., J.H. Cohen and D. Ratha. 2012. Global Remittance Practices and Migration during the Economic Crisis and Beyond. Washington, D.C. World Bank.




How to Cite

Cohen, J. H. (2019) “Editorial”, Remittances Review. London, UK, 4(2), pp. 87–88. doi: 10.33182/rr.v4i2.856.




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