Health and well-being of south-south migrants

Sambajee, Pratima and Scholarios, Dora and Mohamadhossen, Imteaz and Maherally, Naila (2019) Health and well-being of south-south migrants. In: 35th EGOS Colloquium, 2019-07-04 - 2019-07-06, University of Edinburgh.

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The movement of workers from Bangladesh to Mauritius is exemplary of a south-south migration trajectory. Bangladesh is a low income country that relies heavily on remittance from migrant workers. Mauritius is a middle income country that has become an attractive work destination for Bangladeshi workers due to its industrial and cultural similarities. Using a qualitative exploratory method and a postcolonial sociological perspective, the paper presents findings from a study on health and well-being of Bangladeshi workers in Mauritius. The analysis shows that the discourse of health and well-being is absent in the labour migration model of both countries.