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The Political Economy of Tied Migrant Labour

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Duration: 0:20:41 | Added: 03 Mar 2014
Martin Ruhs, COMPAS, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the COMPAS podcast series

The great majority of labour immigration programmes in high-income countries are temporary migration programmes that limit the migrant‚ employment to the employer specified on the work permit. Drawing on his recent book ‚ÄúThe Price of Rights. Regulating International Labor Migration (Princeton University Press 2013, www.priceofrights.com ), Martin Ruhs discusses the causes and consequences of tying migrant workers to their employers.

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