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Asian states not favoured for women migrants: UN

New Delhi, Sep 12, 2013, DHNS:

Asian countries do not appear to be the preferred destination for women’s migration, revealed data on global migration released by United Nations on Thursday.

The data showed the highest percentage of international female migration was to Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America.

Globally, women account for about half of all international migrants at 48 per cent.
The data on migration trends from 1990 to 2013  reveal a decline in the proportion of women migrants in Asia and Africa.


Giving differential trends across regions, the data reveal that countries to the north of the globe accounted for 52 per cent women among all migrants in 2013, while in the south it was 43 per cent.

Overall, the south witnessed a drop in women migrants since 1990. Between 1990 and 2013, the percentage of women among all migrants declined from 46 to 43 per cent in the developing regions. In the North, during the same period, the share of women increased slightly: from 51 to 52 per cent.

In contrast, male migrants significantly outnumbered female migrants in Asia (58 per cent) and Africa (54 per cent), where migration is more frequently for shorter duration.

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