Investigating education, migration and development – Moving triangles in the Pacific

Alan Gamlen, Warwick E. Murray, John Overton

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Is it possible that education in the Global South leads to emigration and is therefore detrimental to development prospects? For the Pacific Islands region, this issue is particularly pertinent, given the high rates of migration and the strong emphasis placed on education as a basis for development. Although our knowledge of the bilateral relations between, respectively, education and development, education and migration, and migration and development have advanced, we know very little of the complex interplay between the three. In this article, we suggest a new approach to the trilateral relationship among education, migration and development in the Pacific Islands which may have implications beyond that region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-14
Number of pages12
JournalNew Zealand Geographer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • development
  • education
  • migration
  • Oceania
  • Pacific Islands

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