International Migration of Health Workers: Labour and Social Issues


 
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English

Author:

Bach S

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International Labour Office

Pages:

46

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This study provides an overview of existing information on the migration of health workers, with an emphasis on related social and labour issues. It considers trends in migration, the working conditions of migrants, migration policies and recruitment practices, and the impact of international standards and trade agreements on conditions of migrant health workers. The study also outlines policies and practices associated with more socially acceptable forms of managed migration. It focuses on nurses and doctors, who have been in the forefront of current debate about health worker migration. [author’s description]

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