Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Asia structurally dependent on labor migration –analysts

PASIG CITY - Analysts claim the movement of workers from home countries in Asia already reached a level wherein their economies are now “structurally dependent” on migration.

Labor migration for Asia is “not a mom-and-pop story anymore,” Ma. Alcestis Mangahas of the International Labor Organization (ILO) told migration analysts and stakeholders at a recent forum here.
Mangahas, ILO senior migration specialist, said the advancement of labor migration to such level occurred independent of the recent global financial crisis, natural disasters, and political strife that hit Asia in the past three years.  Read more

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