Annual Report 2007

Monday, January 1, 2007
United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW)

For many years migration has been used as a means to alleviate poverty and increase development opportunities for households in the developing world. In recent decades the number of women (and men) migrants has increased significantly in response to changing labor markets globally, particularly the massive demand for cheap female labor from poor countries to fill the growing demand for caregivers in rich countries.

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UN Instraw, Annual Report 2007-2008