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A Bibliography Search on International Migration and Remittances Literature during the period of 1971-2020: A Case of Bangladesh

Khan, Adnan (2020): A Bibliography Search on International Migration and Remittances Literature during the period of 1971-2020: A Case of Bangladesh. Published in: International Journal of Migration Research and Development , Vol. 6, No. 4 (2020): pp. 1-46.

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Abstract

With nearly 8 million of its 160 million residents living abroad, Bangladesh has one of the world’s largest emigrant populations, ranking only behind India, Mexico, China, Russia, and Syria, according to estimates from the United Nations’ Population Division. The increasing outward orientation of Bangladeshis after national independence in 1971 as well as the 1973 oil boom and thus an increasing need for cheap labor in the Middle East then led to a rapid growth of international labor migration from Bangladesh. In 1976, only 6,000 Bangladeshis left to work abroad. Since then, the number of both temporary expatriate workers and permanent out-migrants has increased dramatically. The main purpose of this paper is to highlight how much progress has been made in the field of international migration and remittances research on the fiftieth anniversary of Bangladesh's independence. Thus, this paper delve out all segments of international migration from Bangladesh to worldwide and remittances inflows vice versa.

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