Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015, Page: 32-37
Skill and General Characteristics of Bangladeshi Migrant Workers: A Study on Manikgonj District
Idris Ali, Department of Business Administration, Manarat International University, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Muhammad Helal Uddin, Department of Business Administration, Manarat International University, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Kamrujjaman, Department of Business Administration, Manarat International University, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Received: Apr. 6, 2015;       Accepted: Apr. 11, 2015;       Published: Apr. 22, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.jwer.20150402.12      View  4400      Downloads  167
Abstract
This paper presents the skill and general characteristics of Bangladeshi migrant workers who are working in different parts of the world and currently contributing to the national economy of Bangladesh through sending robust remittance. The study obtained the opinions of 100 Bangladeshi migrant workers from Manikgonj district in Bangladesh through a survey to find the skill and general characteristics of Bangladeshi migrant workers. To conduct this study, qualitative (expert interview, focus group discussion) and quantitative methods was used. The study is based on primary data collection through questionnaires and Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) was used to analyze the data. The study found that most of the workers from Bangladesh are unskilled to semi-skilled, which keeps them in the lowest paying job. Despite this they are sending a high level of remittances. They are able to do so because they are sacrificing decent living conditions, health care, nutrition, education, and training. Finally, this study came up with some recommendations to enhance the skill of the Bangladeshi migrant workers so that they can be benefitted personally themselves and contribute much more to the economy of the country through sending more remittance. Nevertheless, the results of the study are constrained by the size of the sample, area and robustness of the analysis.
Keywords
Skill, Migrant Worker, General Characteristics, Remittance, Bangladesh
To cite this article
Idris Ali, Muhammad Helal Uddin, Md. Kamrujjaman, Skill and General Characteristics of Bangladeshi Migrant Workers: A Study on Manikgonj District, Journal of World Economic Research. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2015, pp. 32-37. doi: 10.11648/j.jwer.20150402.12
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