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Labour migration landscape in Asia (2015): Recent trends and policies

This presentation provides an update on trends in migration and policies in Asia. Data is provided on intra-ASEAN migration shares; shares of outflow of international migrant workers; and inflows to SE Asian countries, Korea and Gulf states. Driving forces are then analysed, including demand for migrant workers and economic disparities. Information is provided on relative wage levels, recruitment costs, and campaigns to promote a positive image of migrants. Presented at the 5th ADBI-OECD-ILO roundtable on labour migration in Asia, Shanghai, 28-30 January 2015.

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Field Value
Document type Conference/workshop proceedings and presentations
Language of document
  • English
  • Foreign workers in country
  • Formal labor
  • Informal migration for labor
  • Labor
  • Local workers abroad
  • Migration
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
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Nilim Baruah ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Tel: 662 288 1885, Fax: 662 288 3063 E-mail:

Author (individual) Baruah, Nilim
Publisher Asian Development Bank
Publication date 2015
Date uploaded August 28, 2015, 09:25 (UTC)
Date modified January 7, 2016, 23:46 (UTC)