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The foreign employment has become a global phenomenon as it helps to solve unemployment problem and contributes to the national income. Around 4.3 million Nepali youths – both male and female have been working as migrant workers in abroad of which around in the Gulf countries and in Malaysia. This article focuses on socio-economic aspects of Nepalese female migrant workers working in these countries. Due to lack of enough employment opportunities in developing countries like Nepal, foreign employment has become an alternative and attractive solution among the job seeking youths. The scope of foreign employment has increased mainly due to unemployment. The economic difficulty of the female worker for going to abroad could not economically much beneficial as they lack skills which enhance earning capacity. In addition, they had to face several social problems both at working place - primarily working as household workers and family problems. Due to the weak implementation of existing foreign employment related legal instruments the both social and economic issues are not properly addressed.
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