South Asia Migration Report 2020 documents key themes of exploitation and entrepreneurship of migrants from the region.
• Includes dedicated fieldwork from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal;
• Analyses the impact of South-Asia-migrant-established businesses;
• Examines legal and legislative recourse against exploitation in destination countries;
• Factors in how migration as a phenomenon negotiates with gender, environment and even healthcare.
This book will be indispensable for scholars and researchers of economics, development studies, migration and diaspora studies, gender studies, labour studies and sociology. It will also be useful to policymakers, think tanks and government institutions working in the area.
Table of Contents
Introduction: migration statistics in South Asia – the need for a fresh approach
S. IRUDAYA RAJAN
1 Gendered migration and its impacts on women’s agency and resilience in Pakistan
AHMAD SHAH DURRANI AND AYESHA QAISRANI
2 Productive vs. consumptive uses of remittances by households: evidence from Chitwan Valley of Nepal
3 The unequal landscape of remittances: the case of rural Bangladesh
SYEDA ROZANA RASHID, MOHAMMAD JALAL UDDIN SIKDER AND MD. EMRAN HOSSAIN
4 Migration legislation and regulations in South Asia: an unfinished agenda?
5 Toward mapping employers and clients: the rise of recruitment fee advocacy and the need for market data in the Gulf construction sector
6 Migrant businesses in Saudi Arabia: towards an economic sociology of Gulf migration
MD MIZANUR RAHMAN
7 From environmental disaster to migratory disaster: the Omani network of Bangladeshi fishermen
8 Diaspora volunteering: a tool for development or a channel for diasporic (re)engagement with countries of origin – a case study from Nepal
NISHA THOMAS, MATT BAILLIE SMITH AND NINA LAURIE
9 Restructuring of Nepal’s economy, agrarian change, and livelihood outcomes: the role of migration and remittances
10 Identifying reproductive health coverage gaps for rural- and urban-born migrant household heads in the slums in and around Dhaka city, Bangladesh
KIMBERLY CLAIR, ABDUR RAZZAQUE, MOHAMMAD ZAHIRUL ISLAM, MOHAMMAD NAHID MIA, RAZIB CHOWDHURY, AHM GOLAM MUSTAFA AND RANDALL KUHN
S. Irudaya Rajan is Professor at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. With more than three decades of research experience at the CDS, he has coordinated eight major migration surveys in Kerala since 1998 (with Professor K. C. Zachariah); conducted migration surveys in Goa, Tamil Nadu and Punjab; and provided technical support to the Gujarat Migration Survey. He has published extensively in national and international journals on the demographic, economic, social, health, psychological and political implications of migration on individuals, families, communities, society and the economy. Professor Rajan is currently engaged in several projects on international migration with the European Union, Word Bank, Columbia and Johns Hopkins Universities, and the UAE Exchange Centre, Abu Dhabi. He works closely with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, the Department of Non-Resident Keralite Affairs, Government of Kerala, and the Kerala State Planning Board.