Labour migration

Last updated on 9 June 2020

In 2017, migrant workers accounted for approximately 59 per cent of the world’s international migrant population (ILO, 2018). Crossing national borders to work is one of the key motivations behind international migration, whether driven by economic inequalities, seeking employment, or both. The additional impact of economic, political and environmental crises and shifting demographics, with ageing populations in some parts of the world and a “youth bulge” in others, contribute to rising labour migration (Ozel et al., 2017).  


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