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South Asian Migration in the Gulf

Causes and Consequences

Editors: Chowdhury, Mehdi, Irudaya Rajan, S. (Eds.)

    • Empirically analyses the phenomenon of South Asian migration to the Gulf countries
    • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective of the causes and consequences
    • Contributions from leading figures in the field

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About this book

This volume explores the reasons behind, and impact of, the migration of South Asian nationals (from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bhutan and Maldives, Afghanistan and Myanmar) in the Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE and Bahrain). The authors provide a broad overview of the demographics of the phenomenon, its mechanisms, and focus on the contribution of migrants in various sectors including construction, health and education, and the overall labour market in the Gulf. The book also taps into the regional geo-politics and its links to the South Asian Migration in the Gulf. This book is recommended reading to all those interested in international migration and labour issues.

About the authors

Mehdi Chowdhury is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Bournemouth University, UK. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK. His research interests include international migration and human capital. He has published widely in international journals and also contributed a chapter on migration to the Palgrave Dictionary of Emerging Markets and Transition Economics.

S. Irudaya Rajan is Professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. He has 30 years of research experience, has coordinated six large-scale major migration surveys and has published extensively in national and international journals on social, economic and demographic implications of international migration. He has worked on projects with the European Union, International Labour Organization, World Bank, International Organization of Migration, South Asian Network of Economic Institutes (SANEI), Rockefeller Foundation, and United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO). Since 2010, he has been Editor of the annual series India Migration Report and since 2012, Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Migration and Development.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chowdhury, Mehdi (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Asian Migration to the Gulf States in the Twenty-first Century

    De Bel-Air, Françoise

    Pages 7-34

  • Demography of the Gulf Region

    Rajan, S. Irudaya

    Pages 35-59

  • Is the Kafala Tradition to Blame for the Exploitative Work Conditions in the Arab-Gulf Countries?

    Kanchana, Radhika

    Pages 61-79

  • South Asian Migration in the Gulf: Topics for Economic Investigations

    Chowdhury, Mehdi

    Pages 81-100

Buy this book

eBook £80.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71821-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £101.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71820-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
South Asian Migration in the Gulf
Book Subtitle
Causes and Consequences
Editors
  • Mehdi Chowdhury
  • S. Irudaya Rajan
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71821-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71821-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71820-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 216
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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