efficacy of labor migration, with special emphasis on depressed areas.
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efficacy of labor migration, with special emphasis on depressed areas. by Warren F. Mazek

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Published by Institute for Urban and Regional Studies, Washington University] in [St. Louis, Mo .
Written in English


  • Labor mobility -- United States,
  • Labor supply -- United States

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SeriesWater Resources Investment Project. Working paper -- CWR 2
LC ClassificationsHD5724 M3
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 128 leaves.
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14925419M

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The Economics of Labor Migration: A Behavioral Analysis presents an in-depth study of the various factors and conditions that lead to a worker's decision to migrate. The book applies theoretical and empirical procedures to the analysis and comprehension of the labor migration phenomenon. Labor migration is thought to have significant mental and physical health impacts, given the risks for exploitation and abuse of migrant workers, particularly among those in semiskilled and. More than twenty million migrant workers send $40 billion to their countries of origin each year, making labor second only to oil as the most important commodity traded internationally. The essays contained here deal with this unsettled sociopolitical issue--international labor migration and its relationship to economic development--seeking to determine the effects of recruitment, remittances. Migration is a response to differences between areas that encourage individuals to move, usually to take advantage of higher incomes and jobs or more security and improved human rights. Reducing the root causes of such migration is a primary objective of U.N. agencies and national government development programs, as well as private efforts.

  The AU, however, stressed that “labor migration governance in the Middle East and GCC region is in dire need for policy and structural reforms in various areas including training and ethical recruitment, decent jobs, skills recognition, legal and consular services as well as protection of human rights in line with international standards.”. The Efficacy of Labor Migration With Special Emphasis on Depressed Areas. Working Paper CWR2, Washington University Institute for Urban and Regional Studies. St. .   Labor migration – is the process of shifting a labor force from one physical location to another Labor migration takes place with the support of labor force 6. Causes of labor migration 1. The desire of job seekers to increase income and to improve the standard of living 2. The emergence of new industries 3. (6) The efficiency of a migration stream changes with economic conditions of the country, being high during prosperity and low during depression. Lee concludes that migration is always selective and influenced by pull- push factors. Areas having plus factors are first selected for migration.

  The impact of migration on mental health of labor migrants and refugees and asylum seekers remains a contested area in research (Moussavi, Chatterj, Verdes, Tandon, Patel, & Ustun, ); it is to date unclear if migration translates into an overall increase in the mental health burden (Glover, , King et al., , Van et al., ). Internal (interregional) migration, primarily from rural to urban areas, has been increasing rapidly. At the turn of the century, internal migrants accounted for two-thirds of urban population growth in Bangladesh (Afsar, ) and roughly one-third of national income in China (Ong, ). This trend promises to significantly alter the rural landscape and the livelihoods of the remaining. internal migration during the Great Depression. To that end, we examine not only the wages and employment rates of local workers, but also the out-migration of existing residents and the creation of new establishments. III. Data on Internal Migration and Labor Market Outcomes in the s. household income is labor migration of a family member. Family members abroad may send remittances. According to the new economics of labor migration, these remittances have a positive impact on the economy in poor sending countries as households with a family member abroad lose production and investment restrictions (Taylor, 72).