Migrating to Opportunity: Overcoming Barriers to Labor Mobility in Southeast Asia by Mauro Testaverde
English | Oct. 2, 2017 | ISBN: 1464811067 | 337 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
The movement of people in Southeast Asia is an issue of increasing importance. ASEAN countries are now the origin of 8 percent of the world's migrants. These countries host only 4 percent of the world's migrants, but intraregional migration has grown strongly, turning Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand into regional migration hubs that are home to 6.5 million ASEAN migrants. However, barriers to mobility limit the ability of workers to cross borders for work in ASEAN. High migration costs mean that some individuals, often the poorest, are unable to migrate and that others seek out informal channels.