Wednesday, March 05, 2008

"Reproductive Outsourcing" Booming In India

Mumbai, India -- India's lucrative outsourcing sector is not limited to back office jobs. It is now emerging as a major supplier of "back bedroom jobs" as an infant outsourcing hub as well.

Reproduction is the newest addition to the Asian tiger's outsourcing industry. Couples from the United States and Europe are asking Indian women to serve as surrogate mothers (pictured above), leading to a boom in the number of clinics offering the procedure.

Commercial surrogacy is prohibited in a number of European nations and is subject to strict regulations in the U.S., but has been legal in India since 2002. The cost of $25,000, which covers the medical procedure, plane tickets and accommodation for two, is just one-third of what it would cost in the United States. The double fare and hotel bills covers both fertilization procedures and taking back the baby.

See a previous CD post on this
topic here.


At 3/05/2008 10:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the quoted article in the original post...

Apparently, India has taken Microsoft founder Bill Gates' advice seriously when he visited India. Gates said, "Information technology is not the answer for employment. You're going to have to emulate China and its manufacturing sector, because that's where the jobs are and that's where the multiplier effect is the highest.

Maybe the US should take Bill Gates advice regarding manufacturing too.


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