Migration from Punjab to Italy in the dairy sector : the quiet Indian revolution
Title: Migration from Punjab to Italy in the dairy sector : the quiet Indian revolution
Series/Number: Migration Policy Centre; CARIM-India Research Report; 2013/10
The preference for high-skilled migrants and the relative ambivalence of countries to develop adequate policies for low-skilled migrants is often times accepted without question. The lack of information on the socio-economic impact of these low-skilled migrants on sending and receiving countries thus skews their public image. To challenge this myth of low-preference for the “low-skilled” migrant worker, the paper explores a case study of Indian Punjabi migrants in the Italian dairy industry to show that relevance of these so-called “low-skilled” migrant workers in producing “high-quality” Italian cheese.
CARIM-India: Developing a knowledge base for policymaking on India-EU migration
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