The Cost of Foreign Labor in the United Arab Emirates
The aims of this study are to estimate and analyze the labor cost and its distribution in the UAE and to decompose it to direct cost to firms (e.g., wages, non-wage benefits, recruitment costs, labor fees, insurance, end of services) and indirect costs (e.g., energy subsidies, use of public services and infrastructure, security and social risks, etc). Those costs are compared to and linked to productivity estimates of foreign workers to draw analysis of the impacts of these costs on several labor market issues and on the ability of the UAE economy to compete in international markets.
Al Awad, Mouawiya, "The Cost of Foreign Labor in the United Arab Emirates" (2010). Working papers. 52.