Migration can generate very large benefits for migrants, their families and countries of origin. As a result, migrants earn abroad more than they could earn by doing similar work in their home country.
The increase in migrant incomes can also lead to a significant improvement in the well-being and development of their families. It is important to note that the positive effects of migration go beyond the economic consequences and often include improvements in other aspects of human development, such as education, and health care.
According to a recent World Bank report, migrants from poor countries, on average, after moving to a developed country, experienced: