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Malaysia, migration, 1970s to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Graeme Hugo

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm350

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Hugo, G. 2013. Malaysia, migration, 1970s to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Malaysia is a leading international migration nation, not only within the Southeast Asian region but in a global context. A recent World Bank (2008) report listed the world's major immigration and emigration nations. Malaysia ranks in the top 30 countries in the world for both immigration and emigration. While all countries have both immigration and emigration flows, Malaysia is one of the few nations in the world where both inflows and outflows are on a substantial scale (others include Thailand and New Zealand).

Keywords:

  • Asia;
  • labor;
  • labor supply;
  • political economy;
  • demography and population studies;
  • Development