Most migrant workers under stress are from Bangladesh

According to a study done in collaboration with non-profit organisation HealthServe, eight out of 10 migrant workers under stress in Singapore are from Bangladesh. In contrast, one out of 10 from China and India say they are under similar stress.
According to a study done in collaboration with non-profit organisation HealthServe, eight out of 10 migrant workers under stress in Singapore are from Bangladesh. In contrast, one out of 10 from China and India say they are under similar stress.ST FILE PHOTO

Study finds they're burdened by high agent fees and have more mouths to feed at home

Eight out of 10 migrant workers under stress in Singapore are from Bangladesh, burdened by relatively higher agent fees and more mouths to feed back home, according to a study.

Often, they also think they cannot afford to see a doctor or buy prescription drugs because of healthcare costs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2018, with the headline 'Most migrant workers under stress are from Bangladesh'. Print Edition | Subscribe