A Study on Causes of Women’s Migration to Foreign Employment and Ways to Reintegration into the National Labour Market

Funding Agency: UN Women

Duration: January to July 2017

The objective of this study was to generate evidence to inform the policy discourse on the causes of women’s migration to foreign employment and ways of their reintegration into the national labour market. The specific objectives of the study were to: i) identify the socio-economic, demographic and gender-based causes of rapid increase in the number of women’s migration for foreign employment; ii) assess personal/cash and social remittances (knowledge of technology and exposures to skills) that returnee women migrant workers gain in countries of destination and their use in the national labour market; iii) identify available opportunities and job skills required for the reintegration of returnee women migrant workers into the national labour market; iv) identify gender-based and any other relevant structural barriers for their reintegration into the national labour market and business; and v) recommend policy interventions to facilitate the smooth reintegration of returnee women migrant workers into the national labour market.

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