ISBN-10:
9811392234
ISBN-13:
9789811392238
Pub. Date:
10/11/2019
Publisher:
Springer Singapore
India's Low-Skilled Migration to the Middle East: Policies, Politics and Challenges

India's Low-Skilled Migration to the Middle East: Policies, Politics and Challenges

by S. Irudaya Rajan, Prem SaxenaS. Irudaya Rajan

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Overview

This book provides new insights and research studies on how developing countries come to terms with the nationalisation policies of Gulf economies that provide employment for their nationals. Focusing on regions and countries that have traditionally been overlooked, it includes studies on labour migration from Egypt to the Middle East and from the Philippines to Lebanon, migrant experiences and policy prospects in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, and Indian migration to the Gulf.


The book fills a critical gap in migration research by studying migration from various Indian states, such as Tamil Nadu, Telugu-speaking states (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh), Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. It also explores the unexpected phenomenon of demographic windows of economic opportunity (not documented in demographic literature) observed in a few Arab countries due to older migrant expatriates returning to their home country; the impact of international out-migration on intergenerational educational mobility among children in migrant-sending households in Kerala; and forced migration of Kerala Muslims to the Gulf.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789811392238
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 10/11/2019
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr S. Irudaya Rajan is Professor at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. With more than three decades of research experience at the CDS, he has coordinated eight major migration surveys in Kerala since 1998 (with Professor K. C. Zachariah); conducted migration surveys in Goa, Tamil Nadu and Punjab; and provided technical support for the Gujarat Migration Survey. He has published extensively in national and international journals on the demographic, economic, social, health, psychological and political implications of migration for individuals, families, communities, societies and economies. Prof Rajan is currently engaged in several projects on international migration with the European Union, World Bank, Columbia and Johns Hopkins Universities and UAE Exchange Centre, Abu Dhabi. He works closely with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Department of Non-Resident Keralite Affairs, Government of Kerala, and Kerala State Planning Board.

Professor Prem Saxena’s academic career spans over five decades, during which he has worked at premier educational institutions in India and abroad. He first worked at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, before joining the American University of Beirut, where he worked for 10 years. Upon returning to India, he joined Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, where he remained for 6 years. Prof Saxena has published a number of research articles on the impact of the Lebanese civil war on the demographic and social fabric of its people. He has published over 100 research papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals, and has three edited books to his credit.


Contributors


Abdullah Al Mutairi, Center for Population Studies, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Ajaya Kumar Sahoo, Associate Professor, Centre for Study of Indian Diaspora, University of Hyderabad, India


Ajmal Khan A.T. Doctoral Scholar at the School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and doctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, India


Ali Aldosari, Center for Population Studies, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Anu Abraham, Doctoral Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India


Asharaf Abdul Salam, Center for Population Studies, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


E. Sownthara Rajan, Doctoral Scholar, National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India


H. Arokkiaraj, Doctoral Scholar, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, India


Ibrahim Awad, Professor and Director, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS), The American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, Egypt


Ibrahim Elsegaey, Center for Population Studies, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Jeetendra D. Soni, Research Scholar, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India


K. C. Zachariah, Emeritus Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India


Lina Lotayef, Research Associate, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS), The American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, Egypt


Mashkoor Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh, India


Nilanjana Ray, PhD Chairperson, School of Gender Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences TSIRD Campus, Hyderabad, India


P.S. Nair, Professor and Head of Demography/Population Studies, University of Botswana, Gaborone (Retd.); presently Director (Research) International Centre for Gandhian Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India


Ray Jureidini, Professor Migration Ethics and Human Right, Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar


Rshood M. Khraif, Center for Population Studies, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Seema Gaur, Adviser, Office of Economic Adviser, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Government of India, India


Serhat Yalçin, Department of Political Science – Globalization & Politics, University of Kassel, Germany


Trilok Chandan Goud, Doctoral Scholar, Centre for Study of Indian Diaspora, University of Hyderabad, India

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Migration to the Middle East: Issues and Prospects.- Chapter 2: Demographic Dividend in the Middle East: An Empirical Assessment.- Chapter 3: Egyptian Labour Migration in the Arab Middle East.- Chapter 4: Vagaries in the Management of Migrant Domestic Workers from the Philippines: A Case Study from Lebanon.- Chapter 5: Migration in Saudi Arabia: Present and Prospects.- Chapter 6: Policies for Protection of Indian Migrant Workers in Middle East.- Chapter 7: Approaching Different Dimensions of Indian Labour Migration to the Gulf.- Chapter 8: Kerala Emigrants in the Gulf.- Chapter 9: Forced Migration of Muslims from Kerala to Gulf Countries.- Chapter 10: Determinants of International Remittance: Evidence from Kerala.- Chapter 11: Tamil Nadu Migrants in the Gulf.- Chapter 12: Telugu Emigrants in the Gulf.- Chapter 13: Labour Emigration from Rajasthan to Gulf.- Chapter 14: Emigration from Uttar Pradesh to the Middle East.- Chapter 15: Indian Women as Nurses and Domestic Workers in the Middle East: A Feminist Perspective.- Chapter 16: Emerging Policies in the Gulf and its Impact on Asia.

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