Rationalizing Migration Decisions: Labour Migrants in East and South-East Asia
While decisions for working overseas are often based on expectations and promises of better jobs, opportunities, economic gains and, eventually, a better future, such assumptions may not always be realized. Focusing on the question of why migrants, despite not realizing their earlier aspirations, continue to remain as migrants rather than return home, this book provides a unified understanding of the rationalization of the migration decision making. It does so by empirically situating the study in the experiences of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Hong Kong and Malaysia.
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Migration as a TwentyFirst Century Issue
Theoretical and Methodological Considerations
SocioEconomic and Demographic Profiles
Networks and Routes Used to Get to Destinations
The Finance and the Costs of Migration
PART HI RATIONALIZING POSTMIGRATION DECISIONS
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