Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 November 2010

368 Pages | Numerous figures and tables

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199580590

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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

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