Covid-19 and its impact on migration in Malaysia

Borhan Abdullah and Rosli Sareya and Andi Tamsang Andi Kele and Rostika P. Boroh and Shafinaz Naim (2021) Covid-19 and its impact on migration in Malaysia.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected countries all over the world. Many countries have imposed restrictive measures, such as lockdowns, shelter-in-place, and stay-at-home orders, as an attempt to control the pandemic at a local level. However, these measures also hit hard the economy. This paper predicts the impact of COVID-19 on migration in Malaysia based on the experience during the Asian financial crisis. Migrant workers contribute large portion in the labour market in Malaysia. Thousands of migrant workers especially the unskilled workers are predicted to be unemployed due to the COVID-19 and the implementation and re-imposition of multiple phases of Movement Control Order (MCO) worsened the economy. Therefore, there is a need to review the possible effect of COVID-19 on migration as it would greatly affect the labour market and the economy as a whole.

Item Type: Proceedings
Keyword: Covid-19 , Migration , Malaysia’s economy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic history and conditions > HC10-1085 Economic history and conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-9999 Industries. Land use. Labor > HD4801-8943 Labor. Work. Working class > HD5701-6000.9 Labor market. Labor supply. Labor demand Including unemployment, manpower policy, occupational training, employment agencies
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2021 15:16
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2021 15:16

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