Sasidharan, Anand (2008): Is Grass Greener on the Other Side?: A Glimpse of the Worker Camps in UAE.
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More than a million Indians work in UAE, and a third of them lives in worker camps. It is the expectation of higher wages that makes the ‘grass greener’ in UAE. But the wage differential, if it exists, does not seem to compensate for the living conditions in these camps. The article discusses the evidence from field study of living conditions in the worker-camps in UAE.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Is Grass Greener on the Other Side?: A Glimpse of the Worker Camps in UAE|
|Keywords:||UAE; Migration; Kerala; Worker Camps|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F22 - International Migration
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O15 - Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F24 - Remittances
|Depositing User:||Anand Sasidharan|
|Date Deposited:||17. Dec 2009 05:50|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 20:14|
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