Annual Forum Papers

Globalisation, Labour Mobility and the Economics of Emigration: The Case of South Africa

  • Year: 2002
  • Author(s): Andrew Myburgh
  • Countries and Regions: South Africa

This paper outlines the major emigration trends over the last twenty years. It argues that the two major causes of emigration have been real wage differentials and falling immigration restrictions in the major destination countries. The paper concludes by outlining some policy interventions that can be instituted to decrease emigration.