Hindrance to Profitability of Bangladeshi Labour Migration in the Middle Eastern Countries: High Migration Cost
A. G. Al-Morshed
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.
|Hindrance to Profitability of Bangladeshi Labour Migration in the Middle Eastern Countries: High Migration Cost
|A. G. Al-Morshed
|International Journal of Science and Business
|ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
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Cite This Article:
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