This brief analyzes how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted labor migrants in Asia and the Pacific, assesses the socioeconomic vulnerabilities it exposed, and lays out steps to better protect overseas workers.
14 May 2022 | Papers and Briefs | ADBI Working Papers
В данном обзоре рассматривается, как Таджикистан может улучшить свою поддержку мигрантам перед их отъездом на работу в другие страны. Он основан на информации, полученной из Бангладеш, Индонезии, Филиппин и Шри-Ланки.
This brief explores how Tajikistan can improve its support for migrants before they leave to work in other countries. It draws on insights from predeparture services in Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.
This paper finds that remittances in the Kyrgyz Republic have negative impacts on schooling. It suggests actions including financial literacy education and better monitoring of the time children spend on farm labor.
This brief assesses the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on migrant workers, how reduced remittances will affect households and economies in Asia and the Pacific, and what policy makers can do to soften the blow.
10 Jul 2020 | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers
ADB economists Aiko Kikkawa and Raymond Gaspar answer questions about the role of older people in the Asian job market, based on research for their recent paper published in the Journal of Population Ageing.
Older persons have vulnerabilities related to gender, family dynamics, financial and digital literacy, access to labor markets and long-term care. Policymakers should support the region’s growing elderly population to achieve healthier and more productive lives.
While the pandemic has affected the entire population, it has had a disproportionate impact on the older generation that built this region’s prosperity. We owe it to older persons to pursue policies that help them to make it through the crisis healthy and happy.