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World Migration Report 2005

Costs and Benefits of International Migration

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Where are people migrating today and why? What are the implications for the world’s developing and industrialized economies? And what are the key issues facing policy makers in migrant origin, destination, and transit countries? World Migration 2005 analyses the effects of globalization, trade liberalization, economic integration and the widening gap between rich and poor nations on migration flows. It looks at the impact of the world’s 185 million migrants and their potential contribution to socioeconomic development and cultural enrichment both at home and abroad. And it identifies the multidimensional migration management policies needed by governments to create the optimal return to both migrants and society, while minimizing the abuses associated with irregular migration.

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Filipinos working overseas: Opportunity and challene

Any phenomenon that affects millions of people will have its share of opportunities and challenges, and overseas employment is no different. The Philippines is one of the major labour exporting countries in the world, with some seven million Filipinos, or almost nine per cent of the population, living outside the country, more than half of them on temporary contracts. The rest have settled permanently, either as residents or as citizens of a country where they were not born.

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