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Labor Migration to Middle East – 1981


This research was conducted by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, in June 1981 and focuses on international labour movement. The study of the International Migration Project can claim to be the first empirical research on the cost-benefit analysis of labour migration. It draws on original data collected through interviews of more than 15,000 statistically selected migrant workers and families. These migrant workers were interviewed at the three international airports of Pakistan and a sub-sample of their families was traced to approximately 250 villages and 50 towns and cities.