Indian-EU Healthcare workforce migration in data 2010-2019

Sondhi, Gunjan (2023). Indian-EU Healthcare workforce migration in data 2010-2019. In: Rajan, S. Irudaya ed. India Migration Report 2022: Health Professionals' Migration. Oxon, UK and New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 87–107.



The COVID-19 pandemic has made visible a potential global crisis in the health workforce and the dependency on internationally trained health workforce within OECD countries. Even before the pandemic, the global demand for health professionals was expected to increase. However, the pandemic has increased the urgency with which solutions are needed to ensure safety and security of migrant health workforce. Despite the importance of this migrant health workforce, there is limited global level data available to support development of evidence-informed policies and programs to ensure migrant safety. One such emerging data source is the OECD health workforce database (HWD). This chapter uses the case of India- EU migration to evaluate usefulness and limitations of HWD to understand the movement of health workforce along migration corridors. The chapter provides broad gendered patterns of movement from India to EU member states, and then provides descriptive data analysis of stocks and flows of Indian-trained doctors and nurses across three EU member states: Germany, Italy and Ireland.

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