Asian Review

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Southeast Asia is strategically positioning itself to meet the challenge of the global economy in the 21st century. During recent years, most Southeast Asian countries have been provided with a potential demographic dividend. However, the dominating strategies in labor migration management have not reaped the potential benefits from this potentiality. Thailand is a major receiving country of migrant workers, particularly from Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. How to manage migration to improve the productivity, efficiency and competitiveness of Thailand and its neighboring countries? This study examines demographic changes in Thailand and its neighbors, identifies new trends in the scale and pattern of labor migration, and proposes a new approach to improve the human capital of migrants for the benefit of both the sending and receiving countries.



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