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The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration

Martin Ruhs


Many low-income countries and development organizations are calling for greater liberalization of labor immigration policies in high-income countries. At the same time, human rights organizations and migrant rights advocates demand more equal rights for migrant workers. This book shows why you cannot always have both. Examining labor immigration policies in over forty countries, as well as policy drivers in major migrant-receiving and migrant-sending states, the book finds that there are trade-offs in the policies of high-income countries between openness to admitting migrant workers and some ... More

Keywords: labor immigration policies, low-income countries, high-income countries, human rights, migrant rights, equal rights, migrant workers, international labor migration, citizenship rights, migrants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691132914
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691132914.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Ruhs, author
Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)