Migration

International Migration
 
The estimated number of international migrants has increased over the past five decades. The total estimated number of people living in a country other than their countries of birth in 2019 is 272 million people, which is 119 million more than in 1990 (when it was 153 million), and over three times the estimated number in 1970 (84 million). 
 
Migration in Kerala Context
 
The influence of expatriates on the World economy is invaluable. We can understand this by looking at the number of expatriates since the 1970s. The number of international migrants has increased over the past five decades.
 
Although workers from all parts of India migrate for employment, migrants from Kerala have certain comparative advantages. Coming as they do from a State with a strong educational tradition, they have special skills. They are adaptable to technically sophisticated and changing work environment, and have shown themselves capable of mastering new technologies. In countries of the Gulf and elsewhere the contributions of migrant workers is distinct and identifiable.
 
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Source : Economic Review 2020