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International Labor Mobility to and from Taiwan

Authors: Nakahara, Yumiko

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  • Covers both skilled and unskilled international labor mobility to and from Taiwan in the 21st century, focusing on the status quo, controversial issues, and policy implications
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  • Explores the migration of skilled laborers to and from Taiwan, which has not been well researched by preceding studies
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  • Analyzes the various issues of unskilled foreign laborers in Taiwan, both industrial workers and caregivers
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About this book

This book is the first to cover the research of whole aspects of international mobility to and from Taiwan of both skilled and unskilled workers. The migration of skilled workers is a field that has not been well researched, although it is becoming very important for the economic growth of newly developing countries.

The “brain circulation” through which workers who return to their home country bring back technology and the business style of a developed country contributed greatly to Taiwan in the 1980s and1990s. However, according to the author’s research, there is a little expectation that returnees now will contribute as in the past, as the proportion of students leaving Taiwan to study abroad is decreasing. Taiwanese companies therefore are seeking skilled human resources from developed countries in other ways.

The author also found that some Taiwanese have been to China, Singapore or Japan in response to companies and universities’ recruiting by offering high monetary compensation.

This book clarifies those aspects of international skilled labor mobility to and from Taiwan and also analyzes the various issues regarding unskilled foreign laborers in Taiwan. There has been a gradual increase in unskilled foreign laborers, working both in industry and in domestic care in Taiwan. This book elucidates the various controversial issues arising from the increased presence of foreign laborers—for instance, the costs of employing foreign laborers, or problems related to the foreign workforce.

About the authors

Yumiko Nakahara is a Professor at Kyushu Sangyo University. She has been involved in joint projects with companies worldwide, including those from newly industrializing economies in Asia. In the 1990s, she worked in the Computer Division at Sharp Corporation and earned her PhD in economics at Kyushu University. Her main concerns are the international migration to and from Taiwan, the development of Taiwanese IT companies, and the global R&D activities of Taiwanese companies.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 44,02 €
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Softcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-6046-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Labor Mobility to and from Taiwan
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6047-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6047-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-6046-5
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 107
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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