A Portrait of Low-Income Migrants in Contemporary Qatar

  title={A Portrait of Low-Income Migrants in Contemporary Qatar},
  author={Andrew Gardner and Silvia Pessoa and Abdoulaye Sokhna Gu{\`e}ye Diop and Kaltham Al-Ghanim and Kien Le Trung and Laura Harkness},
  journal={Journal of Arabian Studies},
  pages={1 - 17}
Though transnational labor migration in the Gulf States has increasingly been of scholarly interest, that scholarship has to date relied largely on qualitative ethnographic methodologies or small non-representative sampling strategies. This paper presents the findings of a large representative sample of low-income migrant laborers in Qatar. The data describe the basic characteristics of the low-income migrant population in Qatar, the process by which migrants obtain employment, the frequency… Expand
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