The New Untouchables: Immigration and the New World Worker

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I.B. Tauris, 1995 - Alien labor. - 254 pages
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Nigel Harris's ground-breaking book examines migration as a response to changes in the world economy. He shows that, despite tighter controls, increasing numbers of workers are moving, whether legally or not, between countries. Unskilled immigrant workers play a vital role in improving standards of living in the developed world. And in turn the countries from which they have come benefit in a major way from the earnings sent back home. Arguing that few of the fears about immigration are justified, and that increased immigration tends to mean that jobs and incomes expand, Harris shows why governments will have to ensure the freedom of people to come and go as they choose.

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Harris (development planning, Univ. Coll., London) is no stranger to controversy. In earlier works, such as National Liberation (Taurus, 1991), Harris developed debatable conclusions on the ... Read full review

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Preface
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The Sweated Trades in the Developed Countries
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The Sweated Trades in the Developing Countries
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About the author (1995)

Nigel Harris is Reader in German at the University of Birmingham. His publications include monographs on the Latin and German Etymachia (1994 and 1995), and an edition of the Lumen anime C and Ulrich Putsch's Das Liecht der sel (2007). He has also written numerous articles, principally on high- and late-medieval literature.

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