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India among top 7 destinations for expat working women: Survey

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

has featured among the top seven Asian countries preferred by women to work as the nation grow in trade and investments, says a survey.

Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, and are the other countries most preferred by working women ahead of India, according to an survey.

"Women expats bring new to a growing international workforce. There are a myriad of benefits as well as challenges in a life away from home, which includes adapting to a new culture and lifestyle, managing complex finances and staying connected to family and friends back home," said Mark Surgenor, acting and wealth, Pacific,

The survey was done among 27,587 expats from 159 countries and territories, including India, through an in March-April 2017.

However, when it comes to better career progression, topped the list with 73 per cent women expats choosing the country, followed by Hong Kong at 64 per cent, at 62 per cent, at 60 per cent and at 52 per cent, the survey revealed.

Hong Kong was found to be the best country in to acquire new skills with 62 per cent women expats opting for it, closely followed by at 61 per cent, at 47 per cent, at 44 per cent and at 43 per cent.

The survey found to be the best place to improve earning prospects with 71 per cent women expats choosing the country, followed by Hong Kong at 55 per cent, China at 45 per cent, at 44 per cent and at 42 per cent.

Top five countries for women expats to experience good work or life balance in are (62 per cent), (58 per cent), Singapore and (49 per cent each), (44 per cent) and (42 per cent).

In terms of job security, the survey said, and were rated as the best places for women expats (50 per cent), closely followed by Singapore (49 per cent), Hong Kong (47 per cent), (45 per cent) and China (41 per cent).

The top five countries in terms of work culture for women expats were Singapore (51 per cent), Hong Kong (44 per cent), Vietnam (43 per cent), (39 per cent) and China (36 per cent).

For women expats looking to find personal fulfilment at work, the best places in Asia were Singapore (56 per cent), China (48 per cent), India (48 per cent), Hong Kong (47 per cent) and Indonesia (41 per cent).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 20:25 IST
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