The Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty (Migration DRC) has been investigating ways to improve social protection for international migrants. Although people who migrate across international borders have diverse profiles and needs, the Migration DRC has identified four essential components of social protection for international migrants. These include access to social security programmes in host countries, the portability of earned benefits (such as pensions), labour market conditions in host countries, and migrant social support networks. These areas are important in minimising the risks and costs of migration for migrants, in particular those from the Global South.
Sussex, UK, DRC on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, 4 pp.
Briefing Paper 14. Social Protection of Migrants from the Global South: Protection gaps and strategies to ‘self-insure’.