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Low-skilled migration and precarious work: Where do the borders of forced migration begin and end?

Monday 17 April 15:00 until 16:30
UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office, India
Speaker: Dr Priya Deshingkar, Research Director, University of Sussex Centre for Migration Research
Part of the series: Migrating out of Poverty


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.


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By: Allison Baldasare
Last updated: Wednesday, 12 April 2017


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