Migration and development

The Asian experience

Authored by: Dilip Ratha , Soonhwa Yi , Seyed Reza Yousefi

Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138794313
eBook ISBN: 9781315759302
Adobe ISBN: 9781317638773


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Asia represents a microcosm of the migration and development interconnections. Globally, almost 70 million, or nearly one-third, of all international migrants are from East Asia and the Pacific and South Asia. 2 Migration patterns reflect the wide income and demographic disparities within the region and with other parts of the world. While Asia is a major source of skilled migrants to advanced countries, the majority of Asian migrants tend to be low-skilled. In addition, all migrants contribute to the economic development within Asia as well.

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