Labor migration in Asia: impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and the post-pandemic future


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This report analyzes the labor migration trends in Asia and puts them in the context of economic and policy developments and the changes wrought by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It examines the policy settings in the major origin and destination countries of labor migrants and the medium- and long-term factors that will shape the future of labor migration in Asia. It further provides important recommendations for building back better in a post-pandemic world. The report offers up-to-date comparative statistics on labor migration flows, including evidence on the impacts of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Migration; Employment; Economics; Policy

Keywords: Skilled migration; Labour mobility; Trend; Economic conditions; Economic impact; Policy implications; Migrants; Technological change; Future

Geographic subjects: Asia

Published: Tokyo, Japan: Asian Development Bank Institute, OECD and ILO, 2021

Physical description: viii, 138 p.

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Also called: Labor migration in Asia: impacts of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 crisis and the post-pandemic future

ISBN: 978489974233-3 (print); 9784899742340 (ADBI PDF); 9789264528574 (OECD PDF); 9789220345726 (ILO PDF)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 144.269

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