April 23, 2020

Texas A&M University experts say state prison officials are facing challenging decisions on whether to keep inmates in the system – risking more COVID-19 infections among inmates and workers – or let some out, which could increase community spread and, possibly, crime.

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April 15, 2020

Just six weeks ago, large academic hospital systems like mine paid $1.25 for an N95 mask. Simple in their design and manufacturing, these masks are an effective tool for keeping clinicians and patients safe from the transmission of infectious diseases. With COVID-19 pu...

April 14, 2020

Experts expect an outflow of expatriate workers from Gulf states as a result of the economic shock delivered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Gulf states rely heavily on foreign workers across all sectors of the economy, from professionals to skilled workers and manual labo...

April 8, 2020

The combined shock of collapsing oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the Arab Gulf monarchies to rethink their policies toward the majority of the region’s private-sector workers: expatriates.

The deepest peacetime recession since the 1930s is claiming mi...

August 6, 2019

The babies arrive small and skinny. To a health worker's eye, it's clear they're not growing well, though it's often only a health crisis like a fever or severe diarrhea that leads their mothers to make what is almost always a long trek to the Al Salam Hospital in Kham...

October 4, 2015

The GCC countries are facing falling oil and gas prices that have continued to generate significant budget deficits. While the Gulf region has been working toward long-term plans of diversifying their oil/and or gas economies, the current economic environment calls for...

August 3, 2015

Among all types of migrants, domestic workers are the least visible and vulnerable in the labor market. Domestic workers often live within their employer’s household and therefore are heavily subjected to personalized house rules. The complex dynamics of the work envir...

October 31, 2013

Recently, some news outlets in the Gulf region have hinted at the possibility of the UAE government imposing a tax remittances. In the GCC countries foreign workers constitute a large portion of the total population. Remittance outflows from the GCC countries have surp...

September 9, 2013

A lecture on the economics of migration in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

June 27, 2013

For the past decade, Mary Molina Ramos has lived outside her native Philippines, working abroad to support her family back home. She has been employed as a live-in housemaid in Dubai for the past three years, sending her entire monthly salary of about $400 back to the...

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