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Covid-19 And International Labour Migration In Agriculture
Covid-19 And International Labour Migration In Agriculture

Author(s): Philip Martin
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, General Reference Works, Geography, Regional studies, Sociology
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Covid-19; international migration; migrant worker; agriculture; food system
Summary/Abstract: Two thirds of the 272 million international migrants in 2019 were employed in the destination country. Demographic and economic inequalities between countries, combined with globalization that reduced barriers to migrants, were expected to continue increasing the number of international migrant workers. Covid-19 closed many national borders to non-essential travelers, with limited exceptions. Seasonal farm workers were one of the notable exceptions, suggesting that many governments do not expect local workers to fill seasonal farm jobs despite record unemployment rates.

  • Page Range: 9-15
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English