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  • The impact of immigration on Thailand's economy

    In recent decades, Thailand has been an attractive destination for immigrant workers due to its relatively high wages and economic growth. Over a period from 2000 to 2010, the foreign-born population increased by a factor of ten from 263,000 to 2.5 million people.
    In recent decades, Thailand has been an attractive destination for immigrant workers due to its relatively high wages and economic growth. Over a period from 2000 to 2010, the foreign-born population increased by a factor of ten from 263,000 to 2.5 million people.
  • February 23, 2018

    Scotland debates devolution of migration post-Brexit

    The Scottish Parliament has been debating the need for a separate solution for migration policy in Scotland, due to the country’s “unique” needs. 
    The Scottish Parliament has been debating the need for a separate solution for migration policy in Scotland, due to the country’s “unique” needs. 
  • February 21, 2018

    Kenyan study urges changes to international refugee policy

    Refugee policy should be regarded as a development issue rather than a focus solely for humanitarian aid, a new report by Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre finds.
     
    Refugee policy should be regarded as a development issue rather than a focus solely for humanitarian aid, a new report by Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre finds.
     
  • February 20, 2018

    An increasing number of Italian workers are in temporary jobs

    As Italy goes to the polls in March, one key issue for the future government is increasing the number of stable, permanent jobs available.
     
    As Italy goes to the polls in March, one key issue for the future government is increasing the number of stable, permanent jobs available.
     
  • February 19, 2018

    Over half of Nigerian children involved in “dangerous and harmful” child labor

    Around 50.8% of Nigerian children aged between five and 17 are engaged in child labor, a new survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed.
    Around 50.8% of Nigerian children aged between five and 17 are engaged in child labor, a new survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed.
  • US firms relying on bonuses, not raises, to reward their staff

    Most US organizations will continue to tie the majority of their compensation budgets to pay incentives that reward performance and business results.
    Most US organizations will continue to tie the majority of their compensation budgets to pay incentives that reward performance and business results.
  • February 15, 2018

    Artificial Intelligence (AI): Employment benefits outweigh costs

    The benefits for employees of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will outweigh the detrimental effects it could have on future employment, a new report by PwC India finds.
    The benefits for employees of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will outweigh the detrimental effects it could have on future employment, a new report by PwC India finds.
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