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The processes of migration and health are inextricably linked in complex ways, with migration impacting on the mental and physical health of individuals and communities. Health itself can be a motivation for moving or a reason for staying, and migration can have implications on the health of those who move, those who are left behind, and the communities that receive migrants.
This volume brings together some of the increasing number of researchers who are studying health and migration in Asia - a continent which is a major exporter and importer of human resources. Using both quantitative and qualitative approaches, the essays included in this work investigate the interdisciplinary issues of health and health-related behaviours in the field of migration.
Comprehensive and scholarly, Migration and Health in Asia also covers major themes such as the pandemics of HIV/AIDS and SARS, differential access to health and civil society for migrants, and the health of the populations who are left behind.
'Migration and Health in Asia, is a welcomed addition to the literature, not only from the standpoint of those with a specifically "Asian" focus, but for any scholar who seeks to conceptualize more substantially the important linkage between the changes in the size, location and density of human populations and the diseases they experience' - Rachel M. Safman, National University of Singapore, Asian Journal of Social Science
1. Introduction: Understanding Migration and Health in Asia Santosh Jatrana, Elspeth Graham and Paul Boyle 2. Population Movement in Indonesia: Implications for the Potential Spread of HIV/AIDS Graeme Hugo 3. Relative Pleasures: Drugs, Development and Modern Dependencies in Asia’s Golden Triangle Chris Lyttleton 4. Construction of Foreign Labour Migrants in a Time of SARS: The Case of Singapore Theresa Wong and Brenda S.A. Yeoh 5. Investigating the Role of Nativity on Functional Disability Among Older Adults in Singapore Santosh Jatrana and Angelique Chan 6. Anemia Among Migrants and Non-Migrant Mothers in Disadvantaged Areas in the Visayas, Philippines Alan Banzon Feranil 7. The Filipinos in Sabah: Unauthorised, Unwanted and Unprotected Maruja M.B. Asis 8. Migration, Differential Access to Health Services and Civil Society’s Responses in Japan Keiko Yamanaka 9. An Institutional Approach Towards Migration and Health in China Xiang Biao 10. A Longitudinal Analysis of Health and Mortality in a Migrant-Sending Region of Bangladesh Randall Steven Kuhn 11. Reproductive Health Status of Wives Left-Behind by Male Out-Migrants: A Study of Rural Bihar, India Archana K. Roy and Parveen Nangia 12. Some Policy Issues on Migrant Health Gavin Jones