The Nexus of Decent Work and Emigration Trends in Nigeria

Olutomiwa A. Binuyo, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Migration is a phenomenon which significantly influences economic and social development. A consistent negative migration rate for over two decades in Nigeria reveals the high number of people exiting the country in search of “greener pastures”. Existing literature on migration trends has revealed poor economic conditions as one of the major motivations for emigration. Using descriptive statistics and literature review, this study critically examines international emigration trends and its nexus with decent work environments and economic growth in Nigeria. In conclusion, the paper recommends some practical solutions in order to promote labour market reforms in Nigeria thereby propelling a sustained economic development.

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  Presented in Session P2. Poster Session 2