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Published: 26 August 2010

352 Pages | Numerous figures and tables


ISBN: 9780199580590

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Chapter 1

Who Needs Migrant Workers?

Labour shortages, immigration, and public policy

Edited by Martin Ruhs and Bridget Anderson

  • Contributions and analysis from experts who have advised the UK's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on the nature and determinants of staff shortages and immigration policy
  • Highlights how demand for migrant workers can be linked to wider policies and economic/social systems that are heavily influenced by the state, and are outside the direct control of employers and workers
  • Helps the reader identify the key conceptual issues and questions in the debate about shortages and immigration policy
  • Includes quantitative and qualitative approaches within a unified conceptual framework
  • Includes commentaries on main chapters provided by leading academics