BEHIND SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL OVERSEAS MIGRATION: WHAT MATTERS?A CASE STUDY OF BANGLADESH Print

Moumita Paul[1], Khurshed Alam[2], Md. Shahidul Islam[3]

Abstract

The paper examines the migration process along the factors related to successful and unsuccessful overseas migration from Bangladesh.Both qualitative and quantitative techniques such as questionnaire survey and Key Informant Interviews were used to find out data as per the research objectives. To determinate the factor, T- tests were employed for testing the significance of mean and significance of proportion.The study found that level of education, occupation before migration; migration process, categories of skill, act of motivation sources, etc. were very significant to define the successful and unsuccessful migration. Push factors including economic depression, poverty and ultra poverty, etc. and pull factors including employment privileges, better livelihood opportunities, etc. were major reasons behind migration. Some (24%) successful migrant workers and maximum (66%) unsuccessful workers faced challenges in their workplaces and during travelling respectively. This study found the most common challenges of migration were: surplus manpower, migration without visa, poor monitoring and controlling of the relevant authority, high cost of process, etc.

Keywords: Migration Process, Push Factors, Pull Factors, Bangladesh.

Cite this article:
Paul Moumita, Alam Khurshed, Islam Md. Shahidul. BEHIND SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL OVERSEAS MIGRATION: WHAT MATTERS?A CASE STUDY OF BANGLADESH 96. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.12, no.1:99-120, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2019-no1-art6

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2019-no1-art6

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[1] Moumita Paul is a Lecturer of Department of Criminology and Police Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences of University of Chittagong. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

[2] Khurshed Alam, Ph.D. is the Chairman of  Bangladesh Institute of Social Research (BISR) Trust. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

[3] Md. Shahidul Islam is a Senior Assistant Secretary, Research and Development (R&D) Cell, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), Dhaka, and Adjunct Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of Social Research (BISR) Trust. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

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