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International labor movement and welfare effects: Malaysia as case study

Hasan, Sharina Farihah and Matsushima, Kakuya and Kobayashi, Kiyoshi (2009) International labor movement and welfare effects: Malaysia as case study. In: International Conference on Multi-National Joint Ventures for Construction Works, 21-22 October 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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This paper discusses general equilibrium modeling to measure the quantitative effects of unskilled foreign labors on host country, Malaysia as case study. The model presented in this paper is based on GMig2 model developed using GTAP 7 data base. Two-country, five-sectors and five-factors model is formulated to theoretically signify international labor movement scenario into Malaysia. Assumptions are made for simplification of analysis. Considering Malaysian high reliance on unskilled foreign labor, the model assumed that inflows of foreign labor only involve this type of labor and therefore international movement of skilled labor and issue of brain drain is ignored. The assumptions together with the equations represent basic framework for simulation process using GEMPACK software. Results of the simulation are discussed in two parts. Part 1 looks at the effects of increasing inflow of unskilled foreign labor into Malaysia from year 2005 till 2010. Part 2 of the results discusses policy implementation of reducing the number of unskilled foreign labor to 1.5 million by 2010.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3457/13954
Uncontrolled Keywords: CGE, Malaysia, International Labor Movement, unskilled and welfare
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Mrs Najibah Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 12:45
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2012 12:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13954

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