Source of Publication
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
Migrant workers are those who work for income in countries other than where they are born. Migration of the laboring class or the flow of people across national boundaries is a physical evidence of globalization, a master process which may be viewed as an amalgam of flows: flows of capital, labor, technology, popular culture, ideas of modernity and radical contra‐modern views. The drivers of migration include demographic imbalance, regional and international income inequality, breakdown of social order, and environmental degradation. The flow of people in the twenty‐first century is multidirectional. Migrants move from the Global South to the Global North, and in some instances in the opposite direction.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Khondker, Habibul, "Migrant Workers" (2017). All Works. 2393.
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