Marshall Island to US Migration (Citations (https://www.hawaii…
Marshall Island to
Why do People Migrate?
• Our correspondent in the Marshalls Giff Johnson told Don Wiseman that an estimated 40 percent of Marshall Islanders now live in the US.
Marshall Islanders and people from Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia have visa free access to the US through the Compact of Free Association, allowing them to live and work there indefinitely.
A recent ADB assessment says over half the Marshall's population lives below the national poverty line.
One of the key drivers for all of this migration of course is disappearing job opportunities in the Marshall Islands. An annual economic report issued by the Graduate School USA on the Marshall Islands shows that from 2004 to 2015 there were only 220 or so jobs created in the private sector. That's like 15 or 16 jobs a year.
More labor force in US can boost the economy and generate more idea.
Migrants have indefinite work authorization and are permitted visa-free entry to US.
Migrants can get medical insurance.
Migrants can get better quality of medical care, better education, and more opportunity to have a job and earn income.
Natural resources from in the US are being consumed in a faster rate.
They are discriminated by Americans because of their faith and beliefs
Some people don’t know English, they can’t communicate with others.
Age Structure (2017 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 18.73% (male 31,255,995/female 29,919,938)
15-24 years: 13.27% (male 22,213,952/female 21,137,826)
25-54 years: 39.45% (male 64,528,673/female 64,334,499)
55-64 years: 12.91% (male 20,357,880/female 21,821,976)
65 years and over: 15.63% (male 22,678,235/female 28,376,817)
The United States has a capitalist mixed economy which is fueled by abundant natural resources and high productivity.According to the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. GDP of $16.8 trillion constitutes 24% of the gross world product at market exchange rates and over 19% of the gross world product at purchasing power parity (PPP)
With a population of over 325 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country.
.At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third- or fourth-largest country by total areaand slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2).
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Age Structure (2017 est.)
65 years and over: 4.02% (male 1,475/female 1,520)
55-64 years: 5.82% (male 2,189/female 2,148)
25-54 years: 37.28% (male 14,147/female 13,642)
15-24 years: 18% (male 6,820/female 6,594)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 34.89% (male 13,261/female 12,743)
Gross Domestic Product of Marshall Islands grew 2.5% in 2017 compared to last year. This rate is 5 -tenths of one percent higher than the figure of 2% published in 2016.
Micronesians settled the Marshall Islands in the 2nd millennium BC, but there are no historical or oral records of that period. Over time, the Marshall Island people learned to navigate over long ocean distances by canoe using traditional stick charts.
Marshall Islanders sailing in traditional costume
, circa 1899–1900.