Aging and the Gender: The Migration Policies of India (77118)

Session Information: Aging and Gerontology
Session Chair: Sadananda Sahoo

Thursday, 28 March 2024 13:55
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 608
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Aging population has both direct and indirect impact on international migration. It influences the demand and supply, composition, direction, skills and knowledge of migrants and so on. Aging population reduces the work participation and productivity of a population and create demand for migrant worker to keep the economy going. UN DESA (2019) data projects that many advance countries in Asia and Europe will have more than 30% of their population aged over 65 by 2050. Many traditional migrant sending countries such as China may not be able to afford out-migration owing to their own negative population growth and aging population. Aging population need more healthcare and other support for which there is demand more healthcare and care workers and hence more women migrants. It is in this context; the paper tries to (1) investigate the challenges and opportunities unfolding for India in the context of international migration to various destination countries; (2) The policy challenges arising out of independent female migrants. This paper relies on secondary sources such as various official reports and studies such as UN. The paper examines and conclude that migration governance is an important area for India’s development in a globalised world and being a largest source country for migration. The need of time is to have a more gender sensitive and enabling migration governance framework rather than being restrictive and protective. The paper throws light on historical experiences of gender migration from India to provide insights into the migration governance that is sustainable and

Sadananda Sahoo, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Sadananda Sahoo is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in India

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