mean the difference
I'd like to ask about the meaning of "mean the difference" in the following sentence:
Understanding a country’s (both laborsending and labor receiving) strengths and weaknesses, addressing and creating opportunities and responding to threats can mean the difference between continued growth or stagnation of an overseas employment programme.
Does "mean the difference" imply "create the difference"?
Re: mean the difference
Yes, create or cause, or lead to.
Originally Posted by KLPNO