India-related labour issues in the Gulf November 2013 to January 2015
Title: India-related labour issues in the Gulf November 2013 to January 2015
Author: JANARDHAN, N.
Series/Number: Migration Policy Centre; DEMO-India Research Report; Thematic Report; 2015/04
External link: http://www.migrationpolicycentre.eu/
This research work reviews and analyzes Gulf-Indian labour issues from late 2013 to early 2015. It revolves around the impact of the Saudi Nitaqat and amnesty programmes; bilateral cooperation to improve coordination on labour matters; impact of remittances on workers' families; and the kafala system. It argues that while the nationalization of workforce programmes will get increased attention in future, they will also fall short of their intended goals because of profit-driven market dynamics and lack of adequate expertise among the native population. The paper also draws attention to new reports that highlight the positive influence of remittances and sponsorship systems in reducing global inequality and poverty alleviation, thus countering those alleging human rights abuse.
Subject: India; Gulf; Nitaqat; Kafala; Human rights
DEMO: India-EU MaP - Developing Evidence based Management and Operations in India-EU Migration and Partnership
Type of Access: openAccess