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Migration Rights versus Labour Migration
Friday 20 November 2015, 9 h 00 - 10 h 30,  75007 Paris 



  • Martin Ruhs, Associate Professor of Political Economy at Oxford University

  • Lionel Ragot, Scientific Advisor on Emerging Economies & International Migrations - Discussant and Chair

Materials :


  • Presentation (PPT)

  • Session summary (coming soon)

Only available to Club Members

The rights that are granted to migrant workers when arriving in high income countries is one of the most contentious issues related to international labor migrations.
In a recent book « The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration » Martin Ruhs finds that greater equality of rights for migrant workers can come at the price of more restrictive admission policies, especially for lower-skilled workers.
He advocates the liberalisation of international labour migration through temporary migration programs that protect a universal set of core rights and restrict a few specific rights that create net costs for receiving countries.

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