Who Pays the Price?

Who Pays the Price? : Foreign Workers, Society, Crime & the Law

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Why is labour migration an issue of such public, social and political concern? How did it acquire such an importance? This book deals with exploitation on a massive scale. It is estimated that there are roughly 20 to 30 million unauthorised migrants world-wide, comprising 10%-15% of the world's immigrant stock. The book focuses on migrant workers, accompanied by as many dependants, who are driven by circumstances beyond their control to work in a country other than their own, in a foreign society that cannot function without them. Most countries admit only a limited number of labour immigrants to meet their labour market needs and priorities. The papers presented in this book cover a wide range of areas from various aspects. The points of view on and from different countries try to look at the very complex subject of migrant labourers from three main aspects -- social, legal and criminological. Theses papers cover a wide range of areas such as - prejudices and racial intolerance, official policies, living and health conditions, psychological and psychiatry aspects, criminality and victimisation and human trafficking. Some of the papers advance the Conflict theory, which seeks to catalogue the ways in which those in power seek to stay in power. Others reflect on basic facts advanced by other sociological and criminological theories.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 278 pages
  • 180 x 260 x 19.05mm | 754g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • tables & graphs
  • 160876320X
  • 9781608763207

Table of contents

Introduction; Prejudice, Social Distance, & Discriminatory Attitudes towards Labour Migrants in Israel; Stereotype Attitudes & Social Distance Between Israeli Women & Foreign Female Workers; Openings & Obstacles for Migrant Care Workers: Filipino Au Pairs & Nurses in Norway; Globalised Labour: Who pays the Price? A Glimpse of the Philippine Overseas Filipino Worker' (OFWs) Experience; Work Immigrants as Patients in German Forensic Psychiatry & Psychotherapy; I Know Nothing about Africa": Children of Undocumented Sub-Saharan African Labour Migrants in Israel, between Integration & Deportation; "Cast me not off in the time of old age" (Psalms 71:9) Occupational Pension for Migrant Workers Pension Insurance for Migrant Workers; The Role of Courts in Israel & France in Designing the Policy towards Migrant Workers; The State of Israel's approach to foreign workers & their families: A policy of ignoring aimed at segregation; Illegal employment of immigrants in Germany: Combating the phenomenon versus social rights?; Undocumented foreign workers detained in the Israel prison system: ("The bastard child" of the prison system); Enslavement & Human Trafficking: the Supple Swimmers of Fishing & the "Abidjan Been-to" of Ghana; Trafficking in Women for Sex in a Global Context: The Case of Israel; Victimisation of Indian Work Immigrants in Gulf & South East Asia; The Plight of Female Migrant Domestic Workers in the Gulf States; Working in the Shade: Irregular migrant workers in the Netherlands; Index.
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