South Asians comprise over 15 per cent of all international migrating population, among the highest in the world. The countries of the Persian Gulf are perhaps still the largest recipients of migrant workers. A unique economy has developed between these two regions, with all South Asian nations being major beneficiaries and featuring among the top twenty countries receiving maximum remittances globally.
The South Asia Migration Report 2017 is the first of its kind, documenting migration profiles, diaspora, recruitment and remittances, both in individual countries as well as the South Asian region as a whole. It also discusses skilled, unskilled and internal migrations.
- includes on-the-ground studies from six nations: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan;
- discusses public policy, effects of global recession on the region and its impact on migration; and
- examines the process of reintegration of returning migrants.
This book will be indispensable for scholars and researchers of economics, development studies, migration and diaspora studies, labour studies and sociology. It will also be useful to policymakers and government institutions working in the area.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Migration, Transnational Flows, and Development in India: A Regional Perspective 2. The Influence of Vulnerability on Migration intentions in Afghanistan 3. Brains, Capital, Charity, Soft Power: The Skilled South Asian Diaspora in Developed Countries 4. South Asia-Gulf Migratory Corridor: Emerging Patterns, Prospects and Challenges 5. Challenges of Labour Recruitment for Overseas Employment: The Bangladesh Experience 6. Making Migration Free: An Analysis of Nepal’s ‘Free-Visa, Free-Ticket’ Scheme 7. Estimating the Impact of International Remittance on Households Expenditure in Bangladesh 8. Intra-Household Dynamics of Remittance Practices: A Case Study of Bangladesh 9. Migration in The Global Recession and in its Recovery in Sri Lanka 10. Returning home: Challenges of reintegration 11. Labour emigration and emigration policies in Nepal: A Political-Economic Analysis 12. Internal Migration and Labour Mobility in Pakistan Index
S. Irudaya Rajan is Professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. His recent works include Politics of Migration (with A. Didar Singh, 2016); Researching International Migration (with K. C. Zachariah, 2015); and Emigration in 21st-Century India (with Krishna Kumar, 2014). He is also the editor of the annual India Migration Report.