Essays on Labour Mobility in Asia Pacific Region: China & Singapore Case Analysis Case Study

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The paper "Labour Mobility in Asia Pacific Region: China & Singapore Case Analysis" is a perfect example of a business case study. The focus of this paper is on examining labour mobility in Asia Pacific Regions. A comprehensive analysis is given of different countries within these regions that include Thailand, Malaysia and China. However, more emphasis has been directed towards explaining the current situation in two economies; China and Singapore. The paper has successfully ascertained that in Singapore, foreign labour mobility has helped shape its overall gross domestic product and that the country has ensured to sustain this activity on a legal platform due to the limited number of skilled labour supply within its population.

Consequently, the paper has established that in China, labour mobility has fostered the accumulation of foreign reserves but that most of this activity happens on an internal scale given the recent transformation of the Chinese sectors from agricultural-based to large-scale manufacturing points across the globe. Introduction Intensive research data indicates that there has been a significant rise in the level of mobility of workers within the Asia-Pacific region for the past 3 or 4 decades or so.

In essence, there have been increased substantial movements of workers of the South and East Asian descent to the Gulf States thereby creating an interest in such aspect as worker protection as well as the development of remittances they bring about to their home countries (Wickramasekara, 2008). Indeed there has been an intensive movement of workers within the influential and top-notch economies of the region that include; Singapore, Republic of Korea, Malaysia amongst others and the pattern is set to continue to the future period due to labour shortages and issues related to the underlying demographic aging facing the region (Wickramasekara, 2008).

Informational data indicates that there has been an outflow of migrant workers from the entire Philippines region that rose from 662,000 in the year ending 2001 to more than 1.4M by the end of 2009; in Bangladesh, the increase was from a figure slightly below 190,000 in 2001 to 875,000 in 2008; and in Indonesia, there was an increase from 294,000 in the year ending 2003 to 607,000 by the end of 2007.

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