Indonesian labour migration to Sabah: causes and implications/ Graeme Hugo, Syed Abdul Razak Sayed Mahadi and Ahmad Hashimi

Hugo, Graeme and Sayed Mahadi, Syed Abdul Razak and Mohammad, Ahmad Hashimi (2011) Indonesian labour migration to Sabah: causes and implications/ Graeme Hugo, Syed Abdul Razak Sayed Mahadi and Ahmad Hashimi. In: Konferensi Antara Universiti Seborneo Kalimantan ke 6 (KABOKA 6), 24 Mei 2011, Universitas Palangka Raya, Palangka Raya, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

There is increasing interest among policy makers and researchers in the relationship between migration and development in Middle and Low Income Countries. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence on the impact of migration on economies of origin and destination areas, especially in Asia and Africa. This paper focuses on one of the most significant corridors of international migration in Australia – that from Eastern Indonesia to the Malaysian state of Sabah – and assesses its economic impact on both origin and destination. It draws upon a survey of Indonesian migrant workers in Sabah and their employers as well as a number of in-depth interviews with key informants. The economic impacts are assessed as are the barriers which are preventing the full economic benefits of migration being realised in both origin and destination areas. This is used as a basis for discussing a number of policy intervention suggestions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: migration and development, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 305 Social groups
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Population
Deposited By: Mrs Nor Azaian Abdullah
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2013 07:57
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2013 07:57
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/347

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