The Commodification of International Migration: Findings from Thailand
The organisation of international contract‐labour migration within Asia has been increasingly dominated by commercial agencies acting as intermediaries between workers and foreign employers. The principles underpinning the gatekeeping role of such agencies in the East Asian migration system are examined. A consideration of the international labour recruitment system in Thailand is based on survey work among agents, community leaders and recently returned migrants.
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Document Type: Original Article
Publication date: 1999-02-01