Low-skilled migration and precarious work: Where do the borders of forced migration begin and end?
Low-skilled migration and precarious work
Where do the borders of forced migration begin and end?
In this presentation, Dr Priya Deshingkar will draw on research conducted in different locations in Africa and Asia, including India, to draw out the conditions in which low-skilled migrants are recruited and employed and the contrasting discourses on their experience. In doing so, she will highlight the often complex and contradictory outcomes of migration and the difficulties this creates for dichotomies of forced and free labour. She will also discuss the policy implications of these findings.
She will also present the main findings of her latest research on the gender dynamics of migration in Nepal, and the perceptions of migration brokerage among Bangladeshi construction workers travelling to Qatar.