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...

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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