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dc.contributor.authorHugo, G.en
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Migration, 2009; 47(5):23-74en
dc.identifier.issn0020-7985en
dc.identifier.issn1468-2435en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/56248-
dc.description.abstractThe dominant mode of international migration in Asia and the Pacific is temporary contract migration of low-skilled workers. The potential for such migration to deliver significant development dividends to origin communities is substantial because of its large scale and the fact that most migrant workers return to their home community. However, there are a number of barriers that are intervening to dampen these potential positive effects, such as high transaction costs, high costs of sending remittances, and the fact that some areas of origin lack the infrastructure and potential for productive investment. Moreover, destination countries have been very welcoming of high skill temporary migrants but highly restrictive in their attitudes toward their low skill counterparts. This paper discusses the lessons of best practice in temporary labour migration programmes in the region, which can help to overcome these obstacles reducing the positive development impacts of migration. It assesses, in turn, best practice separately for each stage of the labour migration process -- recruitment and selection, and pre-departure preparation -- at the destination and on return. In conclusion, a number of the barriers which impinge on Asian Pacific countries' ability to introduce and sustain best practice are discussed. These include the need for capacity building, lack of cooperation between origin and destination countries, lack of data, poor governance of labour migration a failure among governments to recognise the significance of migration and the need for more "development friendly" migration policies in destinations.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityGraeme Hugoen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInt Organization Migrationen
dc.titleBest practice in temporary labour migration for development: A perspective from Asia and the Pacificen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020092980en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-2435.2009.00576.xen
dc.identifier.pubid37306-
pubs.library.collectionGeography, Environment and Population publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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