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Want to reduce inequality between countries? Increase migration

If richer countries are serious about reducing poverty in poor countries, promoting international migration is a win-win policy

By David Hulme  
Bring down the borders? Protesters in London on Valentine's Day 2016 © DENIS MCWILLIAMS NEWZULU/PA Images

Bring down the borders? Protesters in London on Valentine's Day 2016 © DENIS MCWILLIAMS NEWZULU/PA Images

Depending on your perspective you can argue that the last 25 years have been a period of unprecedented human progress or a great disappointment. The positive case focuses on the 50 per cent reduction of the proportion of people living in extreme poverty since 1990, major improvements in health indicators such as life expectancy and child survival as…

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