Building Human Capital through Labor Migration in Asia

Publication | January 2015

This report summarizes major policy and practical issues discussed by international and Asian experts at the Fourth Roundtable on Labor Migration: Building Human Capital across Borders.

This report summarizes major policy and practical issues discussed by international and Asian experts at the Fourth Roundtable on Labor Migration: Building Human Capital across Borders. The event was co-organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Tokyo from 27 to 28 January 2014.

Drawing on the most recent data, the report outlines the trends in labor migration within Asia and between Asia and other - particularly OECD - countries. It also reviews the links between migration and human capital development and includes an overview of national initiatives and bilateral agreements on this issue. A review of the evidence on the impact of migration on family members "left behind" focuses on the health and education of children in households with a missing, migrant parent. Two statistical annexes provide the latest data on international migration flows within and from Asia, tracking the trends of labor migration in the region.

Contents 

  • Trends in Labor Migration in Asia
  • Building Human Capital Across Borders
  • Japan’s Policies for Attracting Highly Skilled
  • Impact of Migration on Family Members Left Behind
  • Annexes

Additional Details

Type
Subjects
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Social development and protection
ISBN
  • 978-48-9974-053-7 (print)

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