Vietnam’s Migrant Workers: Greatest Advantage, Greatest Challenge

Author : William Taylor | 2011
Published By: The Asia Foundation

The majority of migrants are young and, increasingly, women. Migrants represent both Vietnam’s greatest advantages and greatest challenges. Their 14-15-hour work days have helped fuel the economic miracle that has rocketed Vietnam from one of the five poorest countries in the world in 1985 to an average per capita income of over $1,000 in 2010. Economic reform, combined with cheap, flexible labor has led to a surge in foreign investment.

URL : http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2011/09/28/vietnams-26-million-migrant-workers-greatest-advantage-greatest-challenge/

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