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Economic impact of migration to the Middle East on the major Asian labour sending countries - an overview


  • Amjad, Rashid


Government policies in the field of migration have been mainly reactive and regulatory. Similarly, research in the area of migration has been focussed primarily on the individual migrant and his individual family and surroundings. The main objective of this study was to develop a wider methodological approach which could analyse the phenomenon of migration within a macro-economic perspective where the impact on the economy and the society as a whole could be identified. The overview builds-up this framework and draws on the main conclusions of the country studies presented in this volume.

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  • Amjad, Rashid, 1989. "Economic impact of migration to the Middle East on the major Asian labour sending countries - an overview," MPRA Paper 38134, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:38134

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    1. Rashid Amjad, 1986. "Impact of Workers' Remittances from the Middle East on Pakistan's Economy: Some Selected Issues," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 25(4), pages 757-785.
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    1. Saith, A., 1991. "Adding injury to insult : a first estimate of financial losses of Indian migrant workers fleeing the Gulf crisis, 1990," ISS Working Papers - General Series 18826, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
    2. Mohammad, Irfan, 1999. "Emigration from Pakistan - 1947-97," MPRA Paper 38623, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Shahnaz Kazi, 1994. "Reabsorption of Returning Workers from the Gulf: The Asian Experience," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 33(4), pages 1333-1344.
    4. de Haan, Arjan, 2006. "Migration in the Development Studies Literature: Has It Come Out of Its Marginality?," WIDER Working Paper Series 019, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    5. Mohammad, Irfan, 1999. "Changing patterns of Pakistani emigrants and institutional framework," MPRA Paper 38620, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Edgard R. Rodriguez & Susan Horton, 1995. "International Return Migration and Remittances in the Philippines," Working Papers horton-95-01, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.

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    Labour Migration; Migrant Workers; Pakistan; East Asia; South Asia;

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    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration


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