Sub-regional Office for the Pacific Islands
Migration, Remittance and Development Tonga

Migration, Remittance and Development Tonga

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Publication year: 2011
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Country: Tonga
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Poverty in rural and island life are push factors that triggered internal migration in Pacific countries including Tonga. Economic opportunities and access to better services elsewhere were the main pull factors that attracted early migrants to urban centres initially, then later on to more attractive destinations overseas.