Investigating the financial challenges of gulf migrants and their left-behind families amidst COVID-19 and wage lossAuthor(s):
This study examines the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers and their left-behind families, focusing on the financial and psychological hardships they face. Analysis of data reveals that job losses and wage reductions, particularly in informal sectors, have resulted in significant economic-distress for migrant households. Remittances, which serve as a lifeline for these families, have declined due to non-payment of salaries and wage theft. Consequently, left-behind families experience reduced household consumption and resort to borrowing, leading to increased financial strain. The psychological toll is equally severe, with anxiety, depression, and feelings of helplessness prevalent among both migrants and their families. Therefore, this study underscores the urgent need for interventions to alleviate the financial burdens faced by migrants, ensure access to social assistance systems, and provide mental health support for both migrants and their left-behind-families. Pages: 24-26 | Views: 100 | Downloads: 25Download Full Article: Click Here
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Muskan Mustaqeem. Investigating the financial challenges of gulf migrants and their left-behind families amidst COVID-19 and wage loss. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2023;5(7):24-26.