Maruja M.B. Asis is Director of the Scalabrini Migration Center, based in Manila, Philippines. She is a sociologist with more than 30 years of research experience in international migration and social transformation in Asia. Her research and publications explore the themes of gender, family and migration; migration and development; and migration governance. She is currently working on a study of the reintegration experiences of Filipino migrant workers who were repatriated during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is Editor of the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal. She has served as a member of various expert groups, advisory committees and scientific committees on policy, research and advocacy issues related to international migration.
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Post-pandemic Expectations: The (Dis-)connection of Health, Demographic Change, and Labour Migration
Host countries are dependent on labour migration in the healthcare sector. How sustainable is the migration of skilled labour? What solutions are envisioned, given projected demographic changes and the likelihood of future pandemics?