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Labour Migration to Middle Eastern Countries: Labour Market Scenario in Bangladesh and Migrants’ Perspectives A. G. Al-Morshed

Labour Migration to Middle Eastern Countries: Labour Market Scenario in Bangladesh and Migrants’ Perspectives

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A. G. Al-Morshed

Abstract

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International labor migration contributes to the economy of Bangladesh in the context of reducing unemployment and earnings through remittances. According to government statistics, total population of Bangladesh is 16 crore 37 lakh and labour force is 6 crore 35 lakh with 27 lakh as unemployed. Every year 2 million labour force is being added Bangladeshi labour market and around 1 million usually for overseas employment in 165 countries around the world.  Time series data shows that about 80% percent of the total expatriate workers of Bangladesh migrated to MECs like Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait and others. This paper aims at finding the labour market context at homeland and the economic causes of migration. Both primary and secondary sources of data are used in this study. Primary data have been collected through a questionnaire survey from three districts with most migrants and 227 respondents were calculated based on 95% confidence level of sample selection. The study reveals that the limitations and deficiencies of internal labour market like lack of new job creation, low productivity, very low employment elasticity, low female participation rate etc. are prevailing in internal labour market of Bangladesh, which creates the situation of unemployment. While analyzing the economic drivers of migration it is found that Bangladeshi workers go abroad to enjoy better employment opportunity, reduce poverty at home and  uplift life standard and so on. If the weaknesses in the domestic labour market can be taken care of, the employment of workers at home will increase and at the same time an environment may be created for overseas employment at higher wages. From this perspective, this study may help policy makers and concerned stakeholders to make appropriate policies and take actions accordingly.

Keywords: Labour Market, Labour force, Migration, Middle Eastern Countries, Unemployment.

 

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Title:Labour Migration to Middle Eastern Countries: Labour Market Scenario in Bangladesh and Migrants’ Perspectives
Author:A. G. Al-Morshed
Journal Name:International Journal of Science and Business
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ISSN:ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI:https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5688975
Media:Online
Volume:5
Issue:11
Acceptance Date:24/10/2021
Date of Publication:13/11/2021
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Page:29-43
First Page:29
Last Page:43
Paper Type:Research paper
Current Status:Published

 

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A. G. Al-Morshed (2021). Labour Migration to Middle Eastern Countries: Labour Market Scenario in Bangladesh and Migrants’ Perspectives. International Journal of Science and Business, 5(11), 29-43. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5688975

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A. G. Al-Morshed, PhD Fellow, Institute of Bangladesh Studies, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5688975

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Hindrance to Profitability of Bangladeshi Labour Migration in the Middle Eastern Countries: High Migration Cost A. G. Al-Morshed

Hindrance to Profitability of Bangladeshi Labour Migration in the Middle Eastern Countries: High Migration Cost

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A. G. Al-Morshed

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International migration has emerged as an important aspect of Bangladesh in the context of surplus labour and unemployment. As our resource is limited comparing to the large population, it is difficult to create job opportunities for all. Therefore, a portion of Bangladeshi labourers temporarily goes abroad for their livelihood and return after certain period. There are many obstacles in going abroad where high migration cost is the highest one and it is a serious bar to economic profitability in migration. This paper aims at finding out the overall cost condition of migration and its negatives effects.  Both type of primary and secondary data is used in this study. Primary data is collected through questionnaire survey from three districts of Bangladesh and the secondary data from the reports of national and international organizations and scholarly articles.  It is found that the cost of migration is very high in Bangladesh compared to neighboring countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and others. The cost burden ruins migrant’s life cycle psychologically and economically. In fact, the responsible authorities fail to reduce cost burden of expatriates. This study will bring the gruesomeness of migration cost to the fore of policy makers that will play a vital role in realizing the unexpected situation.  Policy makers and concern authorities can pay more attention and provide logistic support to reduce migration cost. This will increase migration and volume of inward remittances, and will bring back comport to migrant’s life.

 Keywords: Migration, Migrant, Migration cost, Middle Eastern Countries, Profitability.

 

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Title:Hindrance to Profitability of Bangladeshi Labour Migration in the Middle Eastern Countries: High Migration Cost
Author:A. G. Al-Morshed
Journal Name:International Journal of Science and Business
Website:ijsab.com
ISSN:ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI:https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4999295
Media:Online
Volume:5
Issue:9
Acceptance Date:12/06/2021
Date of Publication:20/06/2021
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Free download:Available
Page:1-13
First Page:1
Last Page:13
Paper Type:Research Paper
Current Status:Published

 

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A. G. Al-Morshed (2021). Hindrance to Profitability of Bangladeshi Labour Migration in the Middle Eastern Countries: High Migration Cost. International Journal of Science and Business, 5(9), 1-13. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4999295

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A. G. Al-Morshed, PhD Fellow, Institute of Bangladesh Studies, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.  email: morshedfm26@gmailcom

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4999295