Labour Markets

This cluster analyses the socio-economics of international labour migration, particularly the economics and politics of labour shortages and the determinants of the demand for migrant labour.

The skills and labour of migrants are often promoted as of significant benefit to national economies. Yet there is also anxiety both at potential displacement of citizens from labour markets and the exploitation of migrants in low-wage sectors. All of this occurs in the context of global economic change and an increasingly international labour market. These tensions have implications for research methods and analysis as well as for policy.

Further details on the issues addressed by this cluster can be found in the Cluster Overview

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