Migration Patterns

Decent Work, Youth Employment and Migration in Asia

Author : Piyasiri Wickramasekara | 2013
Published By: ILO

In this paper on Decent work, youth employment and migration in Asia, Dr. Piyasiri Wickramsekara discusses migration trends and issues concerning young people in a region hosting more than 60 per cent of world’s youth population and one third of the global number of young migrants. He first outlines some methodological issues in understanding the nexus between decent work, internal and international migration, and causes of youth migration pressures. Subject to data constraints, he highlights the profile of young Asian migrant workers, their working conditions and protection issues in major destination countries. The paper points out that there are few programmes or policies in origin or destination countries that directly address the specific issues faced by youth migrants. It provides some suggestions on designing or improving effective policies and strategies to meet the youth employment and migration challenges in the Asia-Pacific region.

URL : http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_protect/---protrav/---migrant/documents/publication/wcms_201378.pdf

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