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The Not-So-Poor Huddled Masses (Slate)

March 27, 2014

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“The unmistakable pattern is that, for countries below something like $6,000–8,000 GDP per capita (at US prices), countries that get richer have moreemigration,” [Michael Clemens] writes. “The threshold arrives at roughly the income per capita of Albania, Algeria, or El Salvador. But roughly half the countries on earth, and all the poorest ones, are below the threshold.”

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