Unfree labour, migration and mobility: contested outcomes

Skeldon, Ronald (2011) Unfree labour, migration and mobility: contested outcomes. Working Paper. University of Manchester, Centre for the Study of Political Economy.

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The relationships between the ideas of unfree/free labour and voluntary/forced migration are explored in order to add a migration perspective to the debate on unfree labour. The role of migration in the creation of unfree labour is examined through the evolution of networks brought about by labour recruiters. The linkages between unfree labour and unfree migration are also examined with a particular focus on trafficking and smuggling. In both situations, clear distinctions are found to be elusive and much “leakage” exists from one category to another. The changing relationships between these categories and development are outlined. Cases from both internal and international migration are used to illustrate the argument.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Manchester Papers in Political Economy, Working paper no. 8, ISSN 1756-0837
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography > HB0848 Demography. Population. Vital events
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD4801 Labour. Work. Working class > HD5701 Labour market. Labour supply. Labour demand Including unemployment, manpower policy, occupational training, employment agencies
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 15:35
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 15:35
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/44123
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