Title

Migrant Workers

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Habibul Khondker, Zayed University

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology

Publication Date

12-7-2017

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Wiley

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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