Migration in a global village
Migration (immigration and emigration) has been an ongoing phenomenon for ages, it’s fair to describe it as a characteristic of animals as opposed to plants. Pull or push factors such as political/religious persecution, education, war, labour shortages, friendly government policies, fine weather, history/culture and economic prosperity/hardship are generally responsible for the trends at any point in time. It can be quite interesting to keep track of the trends and motivation behind this endless movement of people especially skilled workers in our so called “global village” as the barriers to movement become less physical.
Be it for work, vacation or settlement, the desire is certainly there to explore the quality of life other nations have to offer, especially when the cost is bearable. The factors leading to migration differ from region to region, hence the dynamic nature of migration which makes it fascinating. As developed countries compete with each other for skilled migrants to fill their labour shortages, this blog will try to keep track of developments relating to the movement of people motivated by work and a better life across borders; the people, the places and the policies all from a fair and balanced perspective.