"With its generally clear exposition and a structure that is logical and even dramatic, this illuminating book deserves wide use in the classroom and beyond." --CANADIAN REVIEW OF STUDIES IN NATIONALISM, XXIX (2002) This book, written by one of the leading authorities on migration, traces the growth of global migration since 1945, showing how it has produced fundamental economic, social and cultural changes in most parts of the world.

Contract Labour Migration

Contract labour migration

Characteristics of Contract Labour Systems

Contract labour migration may be defined as temporary international movements of workers, which are organized and regulated by governments, employers or both. Such movements have been significant since the late nineteenth century and grew in volume considerably after 1945. Areas of destination for contract labour migrants have included most Western European countries, the USA and, more recently, oil-producing countries and newly industrializing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Contract labour migration is limited in duration. The period may be an agricultural season, the time it takes to carry out a construction project or a specified number of months or years.

Contract labour migration may be organized by the governments of sending or receiving countries, by employers, ...

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