Inter-area/Border Crossing

Organized Panel Session

3 - Migration Factors and Processes of Indian Nurses in Singapore

Friday, July 6
2:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Location: Maple, Lower Ground Floor

The global mobility of nurses has been rapidly growing recently. As many developed countries progress aging of the population, and demographic trend restricts family’s availability and ability to take care of their dependent, the demand for nursing and elderly care in developed countries is increasingly growing. Singapore has taken various measures to fill in the shortage of nurses, partly by facilitating the recruitment and retention of qualified foreign professionals. One-third of the nurses in Singapore is estimated to be foreigners who do not have citizenship of the country. This presentation shows factors and processes of nurse migration from India to Singapore.

Yuko Tsujita

Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Thailand

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