Recruitment of Temporary Migrant Workers & the Evolving Role of Sub-Agents in Sri Lanka

This project is an explanatory pilot study of the recruitment process of migrants to the occupation of Female Domestic Workers (FDW) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The immediate objective of the project is to understand the involvement of sub-agents in the recruitment process of migrant workers in Sri Lanka and to assess the evolution of migrants’ perception of sub-agents during the transition through the recruitment process to the in-service stage. The study involves two waves of data collection, which includes repeated cross sectional data as well as a panel survey of migrant households.

Research team

Bilesha Weeraratne
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Research and Empirical Analysis of Labour Migration (REALM) and New York University in Abu Dhabi Corporation

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