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Author Naufal, George, 1980-

Title Expats and the labor force : the story of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries / George Naufal and Ismail Genc
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 179 pages)
Series The economics of the Middle East
Economics of the Middle East.
Contents Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Content; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Why Move to the Gulf?; 2 History of Labor Migration to the Gulf; 3 Foreign Workers and the Labor Force; 4 Remittance Outflows; 5 Macroeconomic Effects of Remittance; 6 Data Limitation in the Middle East and; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary "This book examines the flows of people and money in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The book outlines the reasons that made the Gulf region a destination for millions of migrants. Taking advantage of the discovery of large hydrocarbon reserves and relatively stable political environment, the GCC countries filled the large demand for labor with foreign workers. The number, share and source of expatriates have presented serious challenges for the region, however. The book discusses these consequences on the composition of the labor force and remittance outflows. The book also highlights the status of data in the region"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-167) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gulf Cooperation Council.
Aliens -- Persian Gulf Region.
Labor supply -- Persian Gulf Region.
Migrant labor -- Persian Gulf Region.
Form Electronic book
Author Genc, Ismail, 1967-
ISBN 0230337325
1137117850 (electronic bk.)
9781137117854 (electronic bk.)