Research & Empirical Analysis of Labor Migration

Rapid development in the Gulf coupled with high demand for employment in sending countries has meant that the GCC states receive some of the largest flows of temporary labor migration in the world. In this context, migrant labor recruitment processes often appear opaque and unfair. Yet, despite calls for reform and regulation, we have limited empirical understanding of the causal mechanisms involved in recruitment — and particularly of the processes that occur in migrant sending countries.

Projects

Researchers

Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Political Science,NYUAD

Rachel Brule

Gendered Differences in the Causes and Consequences of Migration: Experimental Evidence from India and the United Arab Emirates

Daniel Karell, Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, NYUAD

Daniel Karell

Disaggregating Recruitment: Uncovering the Expectations, Obligations and Hidden Pathways of Labor Migration (Pakistan); Reviews, Ratings, and Resilience: The Promises and Perils of Revealing Labor Migrant, Job Agent, and Recruitment Firm Networks (Pakistan) 

Yaw Nyarko, Professor of Economics, Social, NYUNY

Yaw Nyarko

PI, Recruiting International Migrant Labor: Theory and Evidence (UAE)

Rabia Malik

Reviews, Ratings, and Resilience: The Promises and Perils of Revealing Labor Migrant, Job Agent, and Recruitment Firm Networks (Pakistan)

News

Feature Articles

Rachel Brulé India

Winds of Change for Women's Rights

When entrenched social customs come up against modern legislation, the result can be … complicated, Assistant Professor of Political Science Rachel Brulé explains in her new book.