Asian migration to the Gulf states

Authored by: Chinmay Tumbe

Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138794313
eBook ISBN: 9781315759302
Adobe ISBN: 9781317638773

10.4324/9781315759302.ch29

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Abstract

Temporary migration, a phenomenon in the international mobility of labour, is highly regulated by employment and citizenship laws around the world. These laws necessitate migrants to return to their native places on the expiration of their work permits and shape gendered migration strategies that seek to maximise remittance flows. The relationship between temporary migration and development is thus multi-faceted as migration and return migration generate a wide set of issues related with assimilation, re-assimilation and remittances.

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