Bangladeshi Migration to Singapore

A Process-Oriented Approach

  • Md Mizanur Rahman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Md Mizanur Rahman
    Pages 27-52
  3. Md Mizanur Rahman
    Pages 53-78
  4. Md Mizanur Rahman
    Pages 79-104
  5. Md Mizanur Rahman
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    Pages 123-138
  7. Md Mizanur Rahman
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  8. Md Mizanur Rahman
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-198

About this book


This book examines international labour migrants in the context of South–South migration with a focus on Bangladeshi migration to Singapore. Two principal questions in the South–South migration are addressed: Why and how individuals migrate for work; and what impact this temporary form of migration has for migrants and their families. The book adopts a relatively new methodological approach to labour migration by linking different phases that migrants undergo in the migration process and by combining migrants in the host country with their families in the origin country. This is achieved through identifying and addressing six key areas: (i) migration policy, (ii) social imperatives of migration (iii) recruitment, (iv) social worlds of the migrants, (v) remittance process, and finally, (vi) family development dynamics. This book introduces the bari to migration research as a unit of analysis over and above individual and family units. The book reveals how social and cultural forces both initiate and perpetuate migration, and later on influence bari dynamics.


Bangladeshi Migration to Singapore Demand and Supply of Migrant Labour Economic Life of Migrants in Singapore Emigration and Empowerment in Singapore Foreign Workers in Singapore International Migration in Singapore Labour, Migration, and Development in Bangladesh Labour, migration and development Management of Foreign Workers in Singapore Migrant Workers in Singapore Migration Policy in Singapore Migration/Emigration and Empowerment Process-Oriented Approach to Labour Migration Recruitment of Migrant Labour Recruitment of Migrant Labour in Singapore Social Life of Migrants in Singapore Social Underpinning of Migration Decision-Making in Singapore Social World of Migrants in Singapore Temporary Labour Migration in Singapore The Remittance Process in Singapore

Authors and affiliations

  • Md Mizanur Rahman
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of South Asian Studies National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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