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The influence of economic indicators on international migrants in Malaysia

Jayanthi R., Alaganthiran (2016) The influence of economic indicators on international migrants in Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study examines the influence of economic indicators on international migrants in Malaysia. The problem statement discuss a huge number of international migrants in Malaysia leads to the middle income status problem as too much dependency on lowskilled migrants. According to the New Economic Model, Malaysian sectors are enormously hiring international migrants. These international migrants are holding status as low-skilled and too much of dependency of local sectors on international migrants (low-skilled). The Fixed Effects and Random Effects Models approach had used to check the influence among the variables. The empirical analysis confirms that unemployment rate, HDI, real GDP, private consumption and total population have positive relationship on international migrants in Malaysia. Meanwhile migrant stock and real interest rate have negative relationship on international migration. Lastly there is no significant relationship between inflation rate and international migrants. The study concluded the economic indicators leads international migrants in Malaysia and reduction in international migrants (low-skilled) especially in manufacturing will help Malaysia to achieve high-level income country.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: International Migrants, Real GDP, Interest Rate, Unemployment Rate, Private Consumption, Inflation Rate, Migrant Stock, HDI and Panel Data Model
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 09:52
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2017 09:52
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6082

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