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Rethinking Migration Governance in the Mekong Region: From the Perspective of the Migrant Workers and Their Employers

Rethinking Migration Governance in the Mekong Region: From the Perspective of the Migrant Workers and Their Employers
28 February 2019
Naomi Hatsukano
Labour and Migration

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Workers in the Mekong Subregion migrate within their countries and beyond their country borders in search of better opportunities. Factories and other enterprises in the region also relocate within their home countries and beyond their home country borders to optimise opportunities and minimise costs in the era of the ASEAN Economic Community. This project explored the various aspects and dimensions of migration in the Mekong Subregion, including workers’ decisions to work within or beyond their home country border, the related consequences, the situation of employers and enterprises, their attitude towards migrant workers, and the policy environment for migration and development in the Mekong Subregion. 

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Chapter 1. Overview of Migration in the Mekong Sub-region 

Chapter 2. Economic Impact of Remittances from Migrants on Educational Expenditure, Health Expenditure, and Debt Payment: Empirical Evidence from Rural Cambodia

Chapter 3. Returned Migrant Workers in Cambodia: Motivations for Moving and Economic Re-Integration

Chapter 4. Production Migration to Labour-sending Countries, and Upgrading of the Thai Garment Industry

Chapter 5. Structural Adjustment and International Migration in the Thai Garment Industry: Re-visit

Chapter 6. Myanmar workers' motivation to develop skills, and the perception of teamwork with Thai workers at Thai garment factories: Effects of perception of a firm's human resource management practices

Chapter 7. Thailand’s Migrant Worker Management Policy as Regional Development Strategy

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