Migration and Gender in Asia

Author : Tasneem Siddiqui | 2008
Published By: United Nations

This paper concentrates on the participation of women of Asia in the short term labour market. It highlights the diverse experiences of migration of women from various countries,Asian and tries to link this diversity to migration policies of their countries of origin and gender determined demands for labour in the destination countries. The paper is divided into five sections. Section one highlights the global scenario of female migration while section two presents the Asian trends. Section three presents government policies on female migration of a few selected countries. Section four discusses the work conditions of female workers. Section five highlights the gender implications of migration experiences of women. The concluding section draws some major conclusions.

URL : http://www.un.org/esa/population/meetings/EGM_Ittmig_Asia/P06_Siddiqui.pdf

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