Institutional design of guest worker programs /

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Author / Creator:Sadeh, Moran, author.
Imprint:Ann Arbor : ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016
Description:1 electronic resource (227 pages)
Subject:Foreign workers -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Emigration and immigration law
Foreign workers -- Government policy.
Foreign workers -- Economic aspects.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Format: E-Resource Dissertations
Local Note:School code: 0330
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Other authors / contributors:Ben-Shahar, Omri, degree supervisor.
Ginsburg, Tom, degree supervisor.
University of Chicago. degree granting institution.
University of Chicago. Law School.
Notes:Advisors: Omri Ben-Shahar; Tom Ginsburg.
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Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 77-12(E), Section: A.
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Summary:This JSD dissertation presents a systematic analysis of the institutional design of guest worker programs. Guest worker programs are established on the basis of the shared interests of different stakeholders. The temporariness feature in these programs enables host countries to obtain a permanent increase in the local labor force without increasing the number of foreign permanent residents and while restricting the employment of migrant workers to certain sectors. Guest workers are benefited by receiving much higher wages than they would receive in their home countries. Home countries enjoy economic development based on remittances sent home by their emigrating citizens. Nevertheless, the screening and enforcement processes that are required for establishing and efficiently maintaining such programs are complex. This work's goal is to systematically tackle, understand and analyze these institutional challenges as well as to explore mechanisms that are implemented or could be implemented in order to promote the interests and goals of the involved stakeholders. While the normative approach in the immigration legal scholarship usually examines the underlying values of guest worker programs, this work, which is largely positive, looks primarily at the implementation of these programs and focuses on their effects and the incentives they create. Such work is a necessary ingredient in the design of any guest worker policy to avoid unintended consequences and to maximally promote the goals that the normative approaches identify.
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