Cost and Benefits of Cross-Country Labour Migration in the Greater Mekong Subregion
International labour migration can be characterised in three
ways – as human aspiration, tradition, and necessity. For some
people, working overseas is a dream. For others, international
labour mobility is a tradition. For a great number of people
however, international labour migration is an economic
necessity. It is the only viable solution to realise their basic
human right to a decent life. GMS worker movements to
Thailand typify all three characterisations of international
labour mobility. While this book focuses on the economic
dimensions of international labour migration, principally from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to Thailand, it recognises at the outset the equal standing of the noneconomic motivations for migration.
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