Local economic impacts of human capital migration

A. S A Ferdous Alam, Chamhuri Siwar, Halima Begum, Ah Choy Er, Basri Abdul Talib, Rahmah Elfithri

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Abstract

International Human Capital migration is one of the key components of micro economic development in a labour supplying country. The returns of migration play a significant role in the economic development and growth of the source country. The remittance causes a positive Balance of Payment as well as poverty eradication in Bangladesh. These Human Capital migrations also have impacts on micro economic issues like local and household economy, which have received very little attention in existing studies. The purpose of this paper is to describe the impacts of international labour migration on local economic development. Therefore, to check the issue, this study collected primary data based on a questionnaire survey from 306 Bangladeshi workers who are engaged in wage-earning employment in Malaysia during the period of Nov-Dec 2010. 2010 his study analysed the data based on the Path Measurement Model. This empirical study found that international Human Capital migration significantly improves the local and household economy of Bangladesh such as house ownership, improvement of economic conditions, donation towards local institutes and infrastructure, new work experience, new skills, and poverty reduction. Some initiatives such as communication skills, maintaining and improving economic diplomacy and discouraging the Hundi System (Illegal remittance transfer system) are suggested to improve these rising consequences of international migration in Bangladesh.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-569
Number of pages7
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Human capital
  • International migration
  • Local and households impacts
  • Remittance
  • SEM

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Local economic impacts of human capital migration. / Ferdous Alam, A. S A; Siwar, Chamhuri; Begum, Halima; Er, Ah Choy; Abdul Talib, Basri; Elfithri, Rahmah.

In: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2015, p. 563-569.

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Ferdous Alam, A. S A ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Begum, Halima ; Er, Ah Choy ; Abdul Talib, Basri ; Elfithri, Rahmah. / Local economic impacts of human capital migration. In: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. 2015 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 563-569.
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