Managing Labor Migration in the Twenty-First Century Philip Martin, Manolo Abella, Christiane Kuptsch
- Publication date:
- 12 May 2005
- 224 pages: 234 x 156 x 25mm
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Why have ninety million workers around the globe left their homes for employment in other countries? What can be done to ensure that international labour migration is a force for global betterment? This groundbreaking book presents the most comprehensive analysis of the causes and effects of labour migration available, and it recommends sensible, sustainable migration policies that are fair to migrants and to the countries that open their doors to them. The authors survey recent trends in international migration for employment and demonstrate that the flow of authorised and illegal workers over borders presents a formidable challenge in countries and regions throughout the world. They note that not all migration is from undeveloped to developed countries and discuss the murky relations between immigration policies and politics. The book concludes with specific recommendations for justly managing the world's growing migrant workforce.
Philip Martin is a professor at the University of California, Davis, and chairman of the UC Comparative Immigration and Integration Programme. Manolo Abella is the head of the International Migration Programme of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva. Christiane Kuptsch is a senior researcher at the ILO.
"As the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization pointed out, there are deep-seated imbalances in the current workings of the global economy, and some of them could be diminished through a better managed regime that eliminates exploitation of migrants. "Managing Labor Migration in the Twenty-first Century" sets out suggestions for cooperation to help ensure that labor migration reduces inequalities and contributes to our goal of decent work for all."--Juan Somavia, Director General of the International Labor Office