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The migrant pay gap: Understanding wage differences between migrants and nationals

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The Report on The Migrant Pay Gap: Understanding wage differences between migrants and nationals presents a global analysis of the migrant pay gap based on data covering 49 countries (33 High Income Countries (HICs) and 16 Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)) and about a quarter of wage employees worldwide. The data are available the latest year prior to the COVID 19 crisis. The 49 countries host nearly half of all international migrants and roughly 33.8 per cent of migrant workers worldwide.

The report aims to contribute to efforts towards achieving the SDG targets 8.5 and 8.8, which respectively call for equal pay for work of equal value, and protected labour rights for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrant workers and those in precarious employment in the framework of the United Nations agenda for 2030.

The report consists of 5 main chapters:

  • Background of labour migration
  • Labour market characteristics of migrant workers and nationals
  • Measuring and understanding the migrant pay gap 
  • Simulations
  • Conclusions & Key takeaways

Link:

Migrant pay gap widens in many high-income countries

Source/Editor:

International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Author(s):

Silas Amo-Agyei

Date of Publication:

Status:

Free

Theme(s):

Types of migration

Country:

Global

Region:

Global

Language:

English

Keywords:

Labour migration