This book estimates the stock of Asian workers in the Middle East and the annual flows, as well as the costs and benefits to the major labor suppliers in Asia. It reviews the policies to control labor migration and the innovative programs to maximize the benefits of labor migration.
Part One: A Regional Perspective 1. Asia's Labor Pipeline: An Overview, 2. Asian Labor Migration: An Empirical Assessment 3. Determinants of Current Trends in Labor Migration and the Future Outlook 4. Government Policies and Programs Regulating Labor Migration Part Two: East and Southeast Asia 5. Southeast Asian Labor in the Middle East 6. Skills and Earnings: Issues in the Developmental Impact on the Philippines of Labor Export to the Middle East 7. Filipino Overseas Contract Workers: Their Families and Communities 8. The Socioeconomic Consequences of Labor Migration from Thailand to the Middle East 9. Labor Migration from Korea to the Middle East: Its Trend and Impact on the Korean Economy Part Three: South Asia 10. Socioeconomic Effects of International Migration on Pakistani Families Left Behind 11. The Impact on the Family of Male Migration to the Middle East: Some Evidence from Kerala, India, 12. Migration for Employment in the Middle East: Its Demographic and Socioeconomic Effects on Sri Lanka 13. The Economic and Noneconomic Impact of Labor Migration from Bangladesh