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When migrants go home, they bring back money, skills and ideas that can change a country

Escaping violence, war, poverty and environmental disaster, more people than ever are migrating worldwide. Some 258 million people – 3.4% of the global population – live outside their country of birth.

In 1970, about 2% of the world’s 3.7 billion people lived abroad. Historically, those immigrants would have settled where they landed, raised families and joined a new society.

  • Benjamin Waddell
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Today, however, more migrants are returning home, whether by choice or by force. Between 1990 to 2015, nearly half of all migrants worldwide…

Migrants come home different than when they left, studies show.

They are…

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