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Jamaica: Missing generation

Categories: Caribbean, Jamaica, Development, Migration & Immigration, Youth

Francis Wade thinks about the “missing generation” of middle-class Jamaicans who emigrated seeking better lives for their families, and suggests four reasons for expatriate Jamaicans to return to their homeland, as he himself did. “We probably should not be so ready to encourage our children to migrate, selling them on the idea that happiness lies across the border [1].”