1st Edition

South-South Migration Emerging Patterns, Opportunities and Risks

Edited By Patricia Short, Moazzem Hossain, M. Adil Khan Copyright 2017
    204 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    216 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    South-South migration contributes significantly to the development of the emerging economies, the migration of receiving countries and, at the same time, generates a major share of remittance income flowing into the sending countries.

    By capturing field experience and observations from a number of research studies, this book provides a robust catalogue of data, practical experience and analysis focused on the significant issues, risks and challenges that are associated with this evolving phenomenon in international migration. The book also critically explores new theoretical perspectives by highlighting new policy directions for both sending and receiving countries relevant to making South-South migration more efficient, attractive and mutually beneficial.

    1. An overview of South-South migration: opportunities, risks and policy imperatives (Moazzem Hossain, M. Adil Khan and Patricia Short)

    2. The emerging phenomenon of South-South migration: key theoretical underpinnings (M. Adil Khan and Munshi Israil Hossain)

    3. The Political Economy of Labour Migration within the Greater Mekong Sub-region (Paul Howard)

    4. Migration within the Mekong Sub-region: What Impact on socioeconomic development? (Campbell Fraser and Paul Howard)

    5. Socio-economic impact of remittance: a micro analysis with household level data in Bangladesh (Moazzem Hossain, Yenny Tjoe, Samsul Hoque)

    6. Migration and changing dynamics of migrant households at the village level: experience of Bangladeshi migration to Malaysia (Munshi Israil Hossain and Patricia Short)

    7. Remittance and socio-economic impact of migration at migrant household level in Nepal (Amina Maharjan)

    8. Migrant Workers Experiences in South Receiving Countries: the issue of Safety, Security and Income of Migrants (Yuko Hamada)

    9. Migration Governance: Global National Interface (Habibul Haque Khondhker)


    Patricia Short is an Honorary Associate Professor of Sociology and former senior teaching and research academic in the School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, Australia. Her research and publications on gender and household vulnerabilities have focused on housing access in Australia; microcredit, migration and livelihood strategies in the developing world; and mixed economies of welfare.

    Moazzem Hossain is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith University, Australia, and former senior research officer of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE). Over the last three decades, his research has covered forestry economics, economic development in South Asia, telecommunications regulation, and climate change and growth in Asia.

    M. Adil Khan is an Adjunct Professor in the field of Development Practice in the School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, Australia and former senior policy manager at the United Nations, promoting the work of civic engagement in public governance.