Labour market realism and the global compacts on migration and refugees
Title: Labour market realism and the global compacts on migration and refugees
Publisher: International Organization for Migration
Citation: International migration, 2019, OnlineFirst
Series/Number: [Migration Policy Centre]
ISSN: 0020-7985; 1468-2435
The Global Compacts on Migration (GCM) and Refugees (GCR) include policy recommendations that aim to increase opportunities for legal labour migration, improve protections for migrant workers, and provide refugees with ‘complementary pathways’ to enhanced protection via labour mobility. This paper explains why there are large gaps between these policy recommendations and the labour market policies and realities in the countries that host most of the world’s migrant workers. These gaps between ideals and realities are likely to limit the effective implementation of the GCM/GCR recommendations on labour migration. More ‘labour market realism‘ is needed to incrementally but effectively improve protections for migrant workers.
First published: 6 August 2019
Earlier different version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/62065
Version: The article is published version of EUI RSCAS WP; 2019/23
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