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Temporary Migrant Labour and the Spatial Structuring of Class in the Gulf Cooperation Council

@inproceedings{Hanieh2010TemporaryML,
  title={Temporary Migrant Labour and the Spatial Structuring of Class in the Gulf Cooperation Council},
  author={Adam Hanieh},
  year={2010}
}
  • Adam Hanieh
  • Published 2010
  • Geography
  • The six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman) are marked by a heavy reliance on temporary migrant labour. In all of these states, temporary migrants – workers who lack citizenship rights and whose residency is tied to work – constitute the majority of the labour force. In some GCC countries, migrant workers exceed 80% of the working population. Remittances from these workers are critical to the survival of millions of people… CONTINUE READING
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