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Synoptic Revision - Labour Migration - Micro and Macro Effects


Last updated 11 Jun 2022

This short video walks through some of the possible micro and macro effects of an increase in net migration into a country.

Synoptic Revision - Labour Migration - Micro and Macro Effects

In 2019, there were 169 million international migrant workers in the world and they constituted 4.9 per cent of the global labour force in the destination countries. The services sector was the main employer of migrant workers, employing 66% per cent of all migrant workers and almost 80 per cent of total female migrant workers worldwide. A growing demand for labour in the care economy (including in health and domestic work), where the labour force is predominantly female, could partially explain the high share of women migrant workers in the services sector. As for the remaining migrant workers, 26.7 per cent were in industry and 7.1 per cent in agriculture

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