Sending workers abroad: A manual on policies and procedures of special interest to middle and low income countries

Examines the institutional and policy implications of alternative assumptions about the role played by the state and the private sector in organizing labour migration. Draws extensively on the experience of states that have sought to manage various stages of foreign employment, from regulating recruitment to insuring that workers take advantage of social security benefits.

"This is a timely study on an issue which is becoming increasingly weighty as cross-border flows of labour increase with globalization... a must for policy-makers who are involved in foreign employment. Its usefulness can also be extended to those who are involved at the operational level, such as policy-makers, recruitment agencies (both public and private), welfare support groups, etc. It is also useful reading for students wanting to know more about the labour market institutions of foreign employment in various developing countries."ASEAN Economic Bulletin, August 1998

"... useful to researchers and those interested in practical guidelines for thinking about labor migration. Roger Böhning is the world`s most knowledgeable international civil servant who deals with migration. The strength of this book is that it lays out the basic questions in the order that a policymaker charged with `doing something` about labor migration would confront them."International Migration Review, 1998

This study on the reciprocal influence of technological change and labour relations includes case studies from six industrialized marked economy countries, as well as a comparative chapter. Focusing on the introduction of microelectronics technology in machinery manufacturing, banking and printing, it examines how workers participated in the change-over and how labour relations in the enterprises studied were affected by the new technology.