Study shows 68 percent of Nepali migrant workers are female
Around 68 percent of the total Nepali people who have migrated to foreign countries for employment and other purposes are female.
A recently published report by World Bank (WB) on "Immigration And Remittance Fact Book 2011", stated that till 2010, some 982,200 Nepali people have migrated to foreign lands, which accounts for 3.2 percent of total population of the country, reports Karobar daily.
Of the total Nepali immigrants, 68.2 percent are female while 13.8 percent are refugees.
The top 10 destinations for Nepali immigrants include India, Qatar, USA, Thailand, UK, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Brunei, Darussalam, Australia and Canada.
Those Nepalis who have migrated to other countries for the purpose of study account for 3.5 percent of total migration.
In terms of exodus of education manpower, Nepal is ranked at fourth position in South Asia.
Amongst the least developed countries (LDCs), Nepal occupies ninth position as far as immigration goes.
In 2011, the country received US $ 3.5 billion as remittance, which accounts for 23 percent of the country's GDP. Amongst the ten countries which received maximum amount remittance in relation to GDP, Nepal is ranked at fourth position, states the report.
Similarly, the country occupies second position on the basis of receiving the largest volume of remittance amongst the LDCs. nepalnews.com