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RESEARCHING INTERNATIONAL LABOR MIGRATION IN ASIA

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*Maruja M. B. Asis, Research and Publications, Scalabrini Migration Center, 4–13th St., New Manila, 1112 Quezon City, Philippines; e-mail: marlaasis@smc.org.ph

Abstract

This article focuses on research on international labor migration in Asia, a region marked by intense migration in the last four decades. The review covers migration research undertaken from the post-1970s to the present. The growing significance of international migration in the region has stimulated the production of evidence-based knowledge on Asian migration in Asia. This is indicated by the growing literature on migration-related questions, the development of research centers focused on migration, and the development of research networks in the region. Although migration research is thriving, future efforts should aim toward theory building and establishing the links between internal and international migration.

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