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Migration: Labor and Remittances: Sub-Saharan Africa
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After a brief overview of the history of migration, this entry focuses on contemporary patterns and the complexity of transnational linkages created through labor migration and remittances.

Migration has been a central social dynamic in Africa throughout its history. Before the twentieth century, most migrations consisted of large groups of people who moved together to establish new, whole communities (Amin 1995, 29). Migrations in the twentieth century were …

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Youngstedt, Scott M., “Migration: Labor and Remittances: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 24 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0266c>
First published online: 2009



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