India, China Top List of World's Largest Receivers of Remittances

In a globalized economy, the money migrant workers send home--remittances--supports whole villages.

  1. India Migrant workers sent $52 billion home to India in 2008
  2. China Received $40.6 billion from migrant workers in 2008
  3. Mexico Received $26.3 billion in 2008
  4. Philippines Received $18.6 billion
  5. Poland Received $10.7 billion

Source: The World Bank