The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration
Book by Martin Ruhs, University of Oxford
Reviewed by Hania Zlotnik
Hania Zlotnik reviews The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration. sheds new light on the interrelations between the conditions for admission of migrant workers and the rights granted to them by receiving states. Ruhs studies the characteristics of 104 distinct labor migration programs in 46 countries as of early 2009, 90 percent of which admit migrants on a temporary basis. The programs are classified as to whether they admit only low-skilled migrants; low-skilled and possibly other migrants; medium-skilled and possibly other migrants; high-skilled and possibly other migrants; very high-skilled and possibly other migrants; and only very high-skilled migrants.