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Migration and Health in China: an Introduction to Problems, Policy, and Research

Yale China Journal of Public Health - 2008. This article discusses the links between health and migration in China and particularly raises policy and research issues.

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Migration and Development Within and Across Borders: Research and Policy Perspectives on Internal and International Migration

Migration and Development Within and Across Borders: Research and Policy Perspectives on Internal and International Migration

SSRC - 2009. This resource is "the outcome of an expert meeting organized jointly by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS). The articles selected for this volume are revised versions of some of the workshop papers that focused on issues related to labour migration. This narrower topical focus not only facilitates the framing of internal and international migration within sending and receiving areas and on different levels of social organization but also makes possible an examination of related methods of research and links to policy. The essays in this volume make clear that the livelihoods of many rural families and communities depend on both internal and international migration. Although both types of migration seem to provide access to work that can raise incomes and reduce poverty, international migration seems to offer considerably higher levels of remuneration."

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New Masters, New Servants: Migration, Development, and Women Workers in China

New Masters, New Servants: Migration, Development, and Women Workers in China

SSRC - 2008. "New Masters, New Servants is an ethnography of class dynamics and the subject formation of migrant domestic workers. Based on her interviews with young women who migrated from China's Anhui province to the city of Beijing to undertake domestic service for middle-class families--and with employers, job placement agencies, and government officials—1998 IDRF Fellow Yan Hairong explores what these migrant domestic workers mean to the families that hire them, to urban economies, to rural provinces such as Anhui, and to the Chinese state. Above all, Yan focuses on the domestic worker's self-conceptions, desires, and struggles."

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Overseas Filipino Workers and their Impact on Household Employment Decisions

It is often proposed that remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers discourage other household members from working. Using information from labour force surveys over time, this paper find this is not the case.

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Meeting the Challenge: Proven Practices

Meeting the Challenge: Proven Practices

This ILO report from 2008 summarizes the experiences of the ILO’s Mekong Sub-regional project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women (known as TICW) in combating trafficking of children and women in the GMS. The report provides highlights/samples of what has been achieved and learned during the eight years of project implementation (2000-2008).

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Labour and Social Trends in ASEAN 2008

The report presents an update in major trends in employment and social conditions and looks ahead to 2015 with informed projections, likely scenarios and their policy implications.

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Skill Profiling and Skill Certification in India in the Context of promoting migration from India to Europe

Skill Profiling and Skill Certification in India in the Context of promoting migration from India to Europe

"India is one of the top suppliers of professional and skilled migrants having deployed some 48,000 skilled migrants between 1995 and 2005. However much of the research and available data has focused on the highly skilled migrant category with only marginal data available on the mobility of the medium skilled sector. Seeing the presence of a large reservoir of labour in India, this study explores the skilled and semi-skilled migrants in India that can meet the labour demand in Europe. As part of its research the publication analyzes data on emerging trends and labour shortage in Europe’s labour markets. It also looks into available skills curriculum in India as well as skills development and certification systems. Other areas covered by the study include profiles and capacities of skills development institutions, work preferences, educational and vocational qualifications in India. The study concludes by formulating recommendations for policy making and to pursue the promotion of a systematic labour market information system to help facilitate and promote Indian migration to the European Union."

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Indonesian Law on Anti-trafficking

Indonesian Law on Anti-trafficking

English translation of Law 21/2007 on the Eradication of the Criminal Act of Trafficking in Persons.

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Recommended Guidelines for Migrant Recruitment Policy and Practice in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

Recommended Guidelines for Migrant Recruitment Policy and Practice in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

These recommended guidelines emphasize the importance of improving recruitment processes in order to encourage safe migration and reduce the potential vulnerability of migrant workers to labour exploitation, including the worst forms of child labour and human trafficking.

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Remittances, Migration and Social Development: A Conceptual Review of the Literature

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development- 2007. "This paper reviews the empirical literature on the relationship between remittances and various dimensions of social development in the developing world within a broader conceptual framework of migration and development theory. Migration and remittances are generally part of risk-spreading and co-insurance livelihood strategies pursued by households and families. Migration and remittances also have the potential to improve well-being, stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty directly and indirectly, while their effects on inequality are much more ambiguous. The significant empirical and theoretical advances that have been made over the past several decades highlight the fundamentally heterogeneous nature of migration-remittance-development interactions, as well as their contingency on spatial and temporal scales of analysis, which should forestall any blanket assertions on this issue. Notwithstanding their often considerable blessings for individuals, households and communities, migration and remittances are no panacea for solving more structural development problems. If states fail to implement general social and economic reform, migration and remittances are unlikely to contribute to nationwide sustainable development. Migrants and remittances can neither be blamed for a lack of development nor be expected to trigger takeoff development in generally unattractive investment environments. Therefore, policies aimed at increasing people’s welfare, creating functioning markets, improving social security and public services such as health and education are also likely to enhance the contribution that migration and remittances can make to social development."

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The Mekong Challenge: Underpaid, Overworked and Overlooked - The situation of young migrant workers in Thailand

The Mekong Challenge: Underpaid, Overworked and Overlooked - The situation of young migrant workers in Thailand

This in-depth bi-lingual report by the ILO and Mahidol University's Institute for Population and Social Research – believed the first of its kind in Thailand – has uncovered significant human rights violations of young migrant workers ranging from physical assault, forced labour, a denial of freedom of movement, children in hazardous work – definable as worst forms of child labour – and routine psychological and verbal abuse. In some cases the labour exploitation is tantamount to that found in situations of human trafficking. Often out of the sight of both the authorities and most members of the Thai public, 82% of migrant domestic workers and 45% of young migrants toiling on fishing boats said they were required to work more than 12 hours per day, often seven days per week, according to the study. A must-read for Governments, Workers' and Employers' Organizations - as well as anti-trafficking practitioners worldwide.

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Attitudes to Migrant Workers: Results from the Northern Ireland Omnibus Survey - January 2007

Attitudes to Migrant Workers: Results from the Northern Ireland Omnibus Survey - January 2007

This report entails the results from the NI Omnibus Survey into Attitudes to Migrant Workers - January 2007.

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Going Global? The Regulation of Nurse Migration in the UK

This article examines the growth of overseas nurse recruitment to the UK and reviews a number of explanations used by migration specialists to explain these developments. It is argued that these approaches provide an incomplete explanation and that an industrial relations perspective enables an integrated understanding of nurse mobility. By highlighting the role of the state in source and destination countries and by placing labour market institutions centre stage, a more adequate account of nurse migration to the UK is developed. Trends in mobility indicate that state policy and employer behaviour have resulted in the internationalization rather than the globalization of the nursing labour market. This facilitates state action to regulate nurse migration, although the results to date using forms of soft regulation have been modest.

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Mobilizing Migrant Community and Civil society Voices for the First Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2007 - The MFA Experience

Mobilizing Migrant Community and Civil society Voices for the First Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2007 - The MFA Experience

This report aims to present the various initiatives and strategies of the MFA network and its partners in engaging with the GFMD process. It provides a background of the GFMD, the Day for CSOs of the GFMD a report of the CSO Global Community Forum on Migration and Development, a summary of the recommendations of the GFMD and recommenda-tions for CSO engagement with the second GFMD in Manila, Philippines.

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Labour and Social Trends in ASEAN 2007

The third issue of the Labour and Social Trends series focuses on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The report presents major trends in employment and social conditions in this dynamic region, followed by thematic chapters on key employment and social issues and an updated statistical annex.

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Examining Migrant Friendliness of Emergent Markets for OFWs

This research concludes with three case briefs that explore the migrant-friendliness of four emergent markets for OFWs: South Africa, the Russian Federation, Brazil and Argentina.

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Report on the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration, 2006

Report on the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration, 2006

This report by Migrant Forum in Asia aims to present the various strategies and initiatives of civil society organizations in relation to the High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development that the United Nations convened on September 2006 in New York City . It provides an overview of the UN HLD, a summary of CSO activities in the lead up to the HLD, and a report on the Global Community Dialogue on Migration, Development and Human Rights”, the parallel event organized by the Migrants Rights International (MRI), Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) and various CSOs on Sept. 11-14, 2006 to provide an alternative space to share perspectives on the current situation, challenges and proposed solutions around migration and of migrants rights from communities around the world.

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Handbook on Establishing Effective Labour Migration Polices in Countries of Origin and Destination

The aim of the Handbook is to assist States in their efforts to develop new policy approaches, solutions, and practical measures for better management of labour migration in countries of origin and of destination. It has been prepared primarily for use by decision- makers and practitioners in the OSCE area and countries served by IOM and ILO. It analyses effective policies and practices and draws upon examples from OSCE participating States as well as other countries that have considerable experience in this field.

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Internal Labour Migration in China: Features and Responses

Internal Labour Migration in China: Features and Responses

Rather than an exhaustive and lengthy examination of labour migration in China, this descriptive analysis offers the brevity, clarity and the most recent data available to depict a rapidly changing environment, in terms of both policy and on-the-ground realities. Part 1 highlights some of the features of migrant workers and the migration process, Part 2 considers governmental and non-governmental policy and programme responses to the phenomenon, and Part 3 specifically looks at the role the International Labour Organization plays in supporting migrants’ transition into decent work in China’s towns and cities.

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Child domestic labour in South East and East Asia: Emerging good practices to combat it

Child domestic labour in South East and East Asia: Emerging good practices to combat it

Explores the current child domestic labour situation in the region and actions being taken to combat it.

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