International labor migration is an important driver of development in Asia. To support it after the pandemic, policies are needed that are not just reactive but integrated into national development strategies.
ADB economists Aiko Kikkawa and Raymond Gaspar answer questions about the role of older people in the Asian job market, based on research for their recent paper published in the Journal of Population Ageing.
Strong remittance inflows should be used as an opportunity to strengthen the systems that help overseas workers and their families back at home.
The Asia and Pacific region is aging rapidly, and that is affecting the region’s workforce, but increased longevity is adding an unexpected element to the picture