Public attitudes towards migrant workers in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand
Now, nearly a decade later, the TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme (ILO) and Safe and Fair programme (ILO and UN Women) have conducted a similar survey of 4,099 nationals to track trends of attitudes in three of the above countries. One of the original four countries was changed, with the Republic of Korea replaced by Japan, given its emergence as an important destination country for low-skilled migrant workers in Asia. Certain questions from the first survey were repeated to allow for identification of longitudinal changes in public support for migrant workers.
This 2019 study also adds questions on women-specific issues, including attitudes to ending violence against women migrant workers; to decent work in women-dominant occupations of domestic work and sex work; to social protection including maternity leave; and to non-discrimination, including during pregnancy.