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Author Harris, Nigel, 1935-

Title The new untouchables : immigration and the new world worker / Nigel Harris
Published London : Penguin, 1995


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 W'PONDS  331.62 Har/Nui  AVAILABLE
 MELB  331.62 Har/Nui  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 254 pages ; 20 cm
Series Penguin politics and current affairs
Penguin politics and current affairs.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction: Capitalism and Migration -- Ch. 2. The Sweated Trades in the Developed Countries --Ch. 3. The Sweated Trades in the Developing Countries --Ch. 4. Immigration and the State -- Ch. 5. Social Networks and Migration -- Ch. 6. The Reproduction of the Labour Force -- Ch. 7. Arguments and Evidence --Ch. 8. The Freedom to Move
Summary Nigel Harris's ground-breaking book examines migration as a response to changes in the world economy. He shows that, despite tighter controls, increasing numbers of workers are moving, whether legally or not, between countries. Unskilled immigrant workers play a vital role in improving standards of living in the developed world. And in turn the countries from which they have come benefit in a major way from the earnings sent back home. Arguing that few of the fears about immigration are justified, and that increased immigration tends to mean that jobs and incomes expand, Harris shows why governments will have to ensure the freedom of people to come and go as they choose
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Emigration and immigration.
Foreign workers.
International division of labor.
Labor supply.
ISBN 014014689X
Other Titles Immigration and the new world worker