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Political Economy Of International Labour Migration

Taking a wide-ranging view of international labour migration, Gardezi gives us deeper insight into the transfers of labour by analyzing the political economy of the countries where labour groups originate. He focuses on the conditions under which labour power is reproduced and used. The case study further reveals that the myth of migrants returning home with savings, knowledge and a longing for material success is more wishful thinking. While former studies on labour migration concentrate on its effect on GNP, and foreign exchange earnings, Gardezi refocusses attention on the migrant workers themselves, their hopes and aspirations, community life, and the working conditions both at home and abroad.

210 pages | 5.25 x 8.25

Economics and Business: Business--Industry and Labor

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Asian Workers in the Gulf States of the Middle East. Labour in the Regime of Capital Accumulation: The Case of Pakistan. Research Perspectives on International Migration to the Middle East: The Case of Pakistan. The Field Study. Tables of Results. Appendices: Interview Schedule. Reasons for Termination of Job. Should Women Work? Effects on Lifestyle. Perceptions of Gain & Loss. Bibliography

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