Labor Nationalization Policies in Oman: Implications for Omani and Migrant Women Workers

  title={Labor Nationalization Policies in Oman: Implications for Omani and Migrant Women Workers},
  author={Mojca Zerovec and Marike Bontenbal},
  journal={Asian and Pacific Migration Journal},
  pages={365 - 387}
The Sultanate of Oman has relatively high unemployment, especially among women and youth, while its economy continues to rely on imported labor. To reduce dependence on foreign labor and to tackle unemployment, the government introduced a policy of Omanization or nationalization of its labor force. As part of a wider agenda for the diversification and privatization of the Omani economy, a key aim of the policy is to increase the participation of women in the labor force, to maximize the use of… Expand

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